Wednesday, March 21
Presented by: Dr. David Miguel Gray, Mellon Assistant Professor of Philosophy
USA (1995) Dir: Terry Gilliam. A stunning adaptation of Chris Marker’s La Jetée, this sci-fi mystery thriller is set in the year 2035, where a lethal virus has wiped out most of the population. A criminal volunteers to go back in time to 1995 to gather information about the origin of the virus and is mistakenly sent back six years earlier than expected. English. Rated R. 129 mins.
Thursday, March 22
Presented by: Vanderbilt Turkish Student Association
Turkey (2005) Dir: Mert Baykal. Based on a true event, the tragicomic story of three friends who end up in prison when they are mistaken as members of a terrorist organization. In prison, they remember the families and lovers they left behind. Turkish with English subtitles. Not rated. DVD.
Presented by: Global Perspectives and VANIME
Japan (2006) Dir: Mamoru Hosoda. A teenage girl finds that she has the ability to leap through time. She tries to use her new found superpower to her advantage, but soon finds that tam- pering with time can lead to some rather discomforting results. Japanese with English subtitles. 98 mins. Rated PG-13. DVD.