The Smeal movie night presented a nice break from the normal day to day hectic schedule. It started at 7pm in one of the MBA Classrooms. We were lucky to have Ram Kasamani (the VP of International Affairs for our class) planning the evening, because when I arrived I found out that he had picked up one of those large ‘movie theater’ popcorn popping machines. I love the popcorn that you get at movie theaters and it made the movie night seem more authentic. The movie that was viewing for the Smeal Movie Night was City of God (or as the title is officially pronounced in Portuguese, Cidade de Deus), a story about two boys growing up in Rio de Janeiro. The story follows the trial and tribulation of two boys as they grow older, with one becoming a Photographer and the other a Drug Dealer. I am really glad that I showed up to watch the movie because it wasn’t a title I would have selected on my own, but it turned out to be a movie that I felt was a pretty riveting story and I’m glad I was introduced to the subject. I also felt it was nice to get a chance to converse with both first and second year classes where we didn’t have to talk about school work! All and all, the evening was a fun and relaxing break from the strenuous life of an MBA student.
-Dave Noreen, email@example.com
Dave Noreen is the VP of Recruitment for the Smeal MBA Association