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.
Pork Chop Hill
Wednesday, February 12
Presented by: Frank E. Dobson Jr., Director, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
USA (1959) Dir. Lewis Milestone. A Korean War war film based upon the book by military historian Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall, an eyewitness, depicting the bitterly fierce first Battle of Pork Chop Hill between the U.S. Army’s 7th Infantry Division, and Chinese and Korean Communist forces at the end of the Korean War in April 1953.
English. 98 mins. DVD.
El Barrio Tours
Thursday, February 13
Presented by: William Luis, Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish, Director of Latino and Latina Studies Program; and Lorraine Lopez, Associate Professor of English
USA (2013) Dir. Andrew Padilla. An in depth look at the phenomena of gentrification as seen through the change in the largest Puerto Rican neighborhood in the 50 states: East Harlem… a host of neighborhood activists, residents, and small business owners debate the past, present, and future of their beloved Barrio. (Andrew J. Padilla) The director will be present to introduce the film and for a post screening Q&A.
English. 28 mins. DVD.