Arthouse Cinema: This Magnificent Cake! Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Lucas Theatre for the Arts

Fresh from Cannes, Toronto and Telluride comes a stop-motion film unlike any you’ve seen before. In the late 19th century, keen to compete with other European imperial powers on the continent, King Leopold II of Belgium proclaimed, “I do not want to miss a good chance of getting us a slice of this magnificent African cake.” The subsequent occupation of the Congo would come to attract a contingent of servants, merchants and miscellaneous bourgeois driven by everything from insatiable greed to existential fear. Admission is $5 for SCAD Card holders, non-SCAD students, children under the age of 15; $8 seniors and military; and $10 for the general public. asp?evt=2197

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