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.
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Return to Paradise
Tuesday, Apr. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by: Myrna Wooders, Professor of Economics
USA (1998) Dir: Joseph Ruben. A thriller that traps its characters in an exquisite dilemma involving life and death. Three Americans meet in Malaysia and fool around on the beach enjoying rum, girls, and hashish. Two return to New York while the third plans to go on for a Greenpeace project. Instead, he’s arrested for possession of the leftover hash and sentenced to death. Poses a moral quandry that has awful consequences no matter what each man chooses to do. Dense, twisty, and smashingly potent.
English. Rated R. 111 mins. DVD.