International Lens, a film series with a global perspective, uses film screenings as a forum to promote conversation among Vanderbilt’s diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. International Lens strives to transcend geographic, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and political boundaries by facilitating conversation and greater cross-cultural understanding through cinema. The series is a partnership among the Office of the Dean of students and academic departments, centers, and programs.
Admission is FREE.
All films are open to the public. All films in Sarrett Cinema at 7:30 p.m, unless otherwise noted.
For parking maps and additional information visit www.vanderbilt.edu/internationallens or call 322-6400.
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. LA CAMIONETA follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live. Directed by Mark Kendall (who will also be presenting the movie).
Spanish and English with English subtitles. Unrated. 72 mins. DVD.
Pop Goes The Easel
Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Ken Russell’s first full-length documentary for the BBC’s arts series Monitor. It focuses on four British Pop Artists – Peter Blake, Peter Philips, Pauline Boty, and Derek Boshier. Revolutionary in his approach, he developed a whole range of new techniques to capture and reflect the excitement and energy of these young artists, which was cutting edge back in 1962, but are now part of the very heart of documentary-making. A beautiful film that captures these artists, their work, and the start of the swinging sixties perfectly.