Calendar of Events



▪ Movies @ the Mack: It Happened One Night
Date:02/01/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 3: Classic Hollywood Actresses
Showing It Happened One Night starring Claudette Colbert (1934).
$3 Admission



▪ Movies @ the Mack: To Have and Have Not
Date:02/15/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 3: Classic Hollywood Actresses
Showing To Have and Have Not starring Lauren Bacall (1944).
$3 Admission



▪ Film: Brubaker
Date:02/23/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:This is the third film in a 4-part series. Exploring the Prison through Film: A Journey with Dr. Lucien Lombardo.

The film and guided discussion series is another means of fostering an ongoing conversation around the relationship between our city and the prison. These conversations are deeply needed in our community, where so many residents work inside an institution all about force and confinement, yet completely removed from public view -- an institution with a percent minority population that far exceeds that of both the surrounding community and the corrections staff. Multiple myths about the prison are widely and often repeated locally, with little basis in fact.

We will show four films, each exploring a different theme within the context of imprisonment. Each film will be screened and then followed with a conversation guided by Dr. Lucien Lombardo, who will place the themes of the film in context in American and world penal history, and expand on the facts illustrated in the movie. Dr. Lombardo, an Auburn native who began his career as a teacher in Auburn Prison in 1969, went on to a distinguished career in criminal justice academia. He retired as Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University. His teaching and research have explored the working lives of correctional officers, prison policy processes, collective violence in prisons, the violence process: from suicide to genocide, and violence in the world of children.

PRISON REFORM PROCESSES: Brubaker (1980) Starring Robert Redford. Based on the real-life efforts of former prison administrator Thomas O. Murton to reform Tucker and Cummins Prison Farms in Arkansas in 1967-68. Murton served as a technical advisor for the film. The punishment, conditions, corruption and violence within the prison depicted in this film, based on the prison farms scandal, became the subject of the common law case of Holt v. Sarver (Arkansas) where a US Federal Court determined that the Arkansas Prison System violated inmates constitutional rights.

Admission $5 Museum members, $7 non-members.

This series is funded by the Cayuga Community Fund.



▪ Movies @ the Mack: The Lady from Shanghai
Date:03/01/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 3: Classic Hollywood Actresses
Showing The Lady from Shanghai starring Rita Hayworth (1947).
$3 Admission



▪ word, revisited Opening Event
Date:03/09/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:Join us for the opening event for word, revisited, on the Eve of the 104th Anniversary of Harriet Tubmans Passing.

In celebration of Tubman featuring
Michele Jones Galvin
co-author of
Beyond The Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People

word, revisited is a collaborative bi-monthly program between the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms featuring writers, poets, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression. All events staged at Theater Mack at 6 PM. Admission $3/person

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up; open mic convenes following a brief intermission after the featured speakers Q&A.



▪ Movies @ the Mack: The Seven Year Itch
Date:03/15/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 3: Classic Hollywood Actresses
Showing The Seven Year Itch starring Marilyn Monroe (1955).
$3 Admission



▪ word, revisited
Date:03/23/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:An Enchanting Evening with
Ron Van Nostrand
poet, writer, musician, dramatist, publisher of Olive Trees

word, revisited is a collaborative bi-monthly program between the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms featuring writers, poets, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression. All events staged at Theater Mack at 6 PM. Admission $3/person

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up; open mic convenes following a brief intermission after the featured speakers Q&A.



▪ Film: The Last Graduation
Date:03/30/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:This is the fourth film in a 4-part series. Exploring the Prison through Film: A Journey with Dr. Lucien Lombardo.

The film and guided discussion series is another means of fostering an ongoing conversation around the relationship between our city and the prison. These conversations are deeply needed in our community, where so many residents work inside an institution all about force and confinement, yet completely removed from public view -- an institution with a percent minority population that far exceeds that of both the surrounding community and the corrections staff. Multiple myths about the prison are widely and often repeated locally, with little basis in fact.

We will show four films, each exploring a different theme within the context of imprisonment. Each film will be screened and then followed with a conversation guided by Dr. Lucien Lombardo, who will place the themes of the film in context in American and world penal history, and expand on the facts illustrated in the movie. Dr. Lombardo, an Auburn native who began his career as a teacher in Auburn Prison in 1969, went on to a distinguished career in criminal justice academia. He retired as Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University. His teaching and research have explored the working lives of correctional officers, prison policy processes, collective violence in prisons, the violence process: from suicide to genocide, and violence in the world of children.

THE CYCLE OF REFORM: The Last Graduation: The End of College Programs for Prisoners (1998) The last in a four-part series on the criminal justice system in the US called LOCK DOWN USA, made for broadcast on PBS. Among the reforms that followed the 1971 uprising at Attica, prison college programs proved to be amazingly effective tools in turning inmates lives around. In New York State, the recidivism rate for prison college graduates was only 11 percent, as contrasted to nearly 60 percent for the general prison population.

Admission $5 Museum members, $7 non-members.

This series is funded by the Cayuga Community Fund.



▪ Movies @ the Mack: The 39 Steps
Date:04/05/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 4: Four Decades Of Hitchcock
The 39 Steps (1935)
$3 Admission



▪ word, revisited
Date:04/13/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:Escape to the Magic and Wonder of
Merlyn Fuller
writer, poet, musician, and author of The Merlinian Legend, her latest book nominated for a
CNY 2016 Book Award for Fiction

word, revisited is a collaborative bi-monthly program between the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms featuring writers, poets, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression. All events staged at Theater Mack at 6 PM. Admission $3/person

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up; open mic convenes following a brief intermission after the featured speakers Q&A.



▪ Movies @ the Mack: Spellbound
Date:04/19/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 4: Four Decades Of Hitchcock
Spellbound (1945)
$3 Admission



▪ word, revisited
Date:04/27/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:Exploring the Imagination of
Jeff Delbel
retired philosophy professor, raconteur, novelist, and author of 2016s
The Flight of Jimmy Eagleson

word, revisited is a collaborative bi-monthly program between the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms featuring writers, poets, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression. All events staged at Theater Mack at 6 PM. Admission $3/person

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up; open mic convenes following a brief intermission after the featured speakers Q&A.



▪ Movies @ the Mack: Psycho
Date:05/03/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 4: Four Decades Of Hitchcock
Psycho (1960)
$3 Admission



▪ word, revisited
Date:05/11/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:On Being Captivated and Enthralled by Poetry with
Bruce Bennett
Emeritus Professor of English, chair of the English Department and director of Creative Writing at Wells College. With 9 full length poetry books and over 20 poetry chapbooks, his recent books are Something Like Karma and Subway Figure.

word, revisited is a collaborative bi-monthly program between the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms featuring writers, poets, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression. All events staged at Theater Mack at 6 PM. Admission $3/person

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up; open mic convenes following a brief intermission after the featured speakers Q&A.



▪ Movies @ the Mack: Strangers on a Train
Date:05/17/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 4: Four Decades Of Hitchcock
Strangers on a Train (1951)
$3 Admission