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El Norte (The North)

Wednesday, October 12 Presented by: Vanderbilt Advocates for the Immigrant Community USA, Mexico (1983) Dir: Gregory Nava. A brother and sister risk a life-and-death escape from Guatemala and cross into California in this musically and visually stunning film. Hailed as the first to approach the subject of undocumented workers in America where heroics or politics...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 in Left Listing | Comments Off


The Illusionist (L’ illusionniste)

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival Tuesday, October 11 Presented by: Lynn Ramey, Associate Professor of French and Department Chair, Department of French and Italian France, UK (2010) Dir: Sylvain Chomet. Based on a script by the French comic genius Jacques Tati, this animated film tells the story of a down-on-his-luck illusionist who travels...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 in Left Listing | Comments Off


Hadewijch

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival Tuesday, October 4 Presented by: Rob Watson, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of French and Italian France (2009) Dir: Bruno Dumont. A novice nun shocks the mother superior of her convent with her ecstatic blind faith and is kicked out of the order. Now a young Parisian girl again and...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 in Left Listing | Comments Off


The End of the Neubacher Project

Thursday, September 29 Presented by: Ari Joskowicz, Assistant Professor, Department of Jewish Studies Austria (2007) Dir: Marcus J. Carney. Filmmaker Carney confronts his family’s Nazi past. But during his truth-seeking journey, his mother is diagnosed with cancer forcing him to juggle horrifying facts with his innocent wish to love his family. English and German with...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 in Left Listing | Comments Off


Hors La Loi (Outside the Law)

Wednesday, September 28 Presented by: Rachel Nisselson, Senior Lecturer, Department of French and Italian France, Algeria, Belgium (2010) Dir: Rachid Bouchareb. Three brothers uprooted from their homeland spark a militant campaign for Algerian independence on French soil. Hailed as one of the most controversial films on French occupation and Algerian independence since The Battle of...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 in Left Listing | Comments Off


Me Facing Life

Saturday, September 24 NOTE: screened at 11 a.m. in Sarratt Cinema Presented by: Daniel Birman, Film Director; Dr. William Bernet, Vanderbilt Professor of Psychiatry; LaToyur Tisdale, CEO and Founder, YUR and YUR Teen Magazine; Co-Convener, The Community Take Back Initiative USA (2011) Dir: Daniel Birman. There was no question that a 43-year-old man was dead...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 in Left Listing | Comments Off


How I Ended This Summer

Wednesday, September 21 Presented by: Kostya Kustanovich, Associate Professor, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages Russia (2010) Dir: Aleksei Popogrebsky. Two scientists stationed on a desolate outpost in the Arctic are conditioned to their isolation and harsh surroundings. But madness sets in as fear, lies, and suspicions start poisoning their delicate atmosphere in this stunning...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 in Left Listing | Comments Off


Ip Man 2

Thursday, September 15 Presented by: Vanderbilt Undergraduate Chinese Student Association Hong Kong (2010) Dir: Wilson Yip. The biopic of martial-arts hero and Wing Chun popularizer continues. Set in 1950s Hong Kong, Ip Man must face down street punks, organized mobs, corrupt cops, and British oppressors to defend Asian culture. Evokes the heyday of Kung Fu...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 in Left Listing | Comments Off


Yossi and Jagger

Wednesday, September 14 Presented by: Vanderbilt Global Perspectives Facilitated by: Allison Schachter, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and English Israel (2002) Dir: Eytan Fox. Love flowers between two young Israeli commanders at a cramped army base on the Israeli-Lebanese border. In a society of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell,” they must keep the emotional lid on...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 in Left Listing | Comments Off


Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness

Tuesday, September 13 Presented by:  Kathy Edson, Community Engagement Manager, NPT and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program USA (2011) Dir: Patrice O’Neill. This PBS special, a project from The Working Group, documents the story of a town that takes action after a hate crime killing devastates their community. It follows the mayor, the victim’s...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 in Left Listing | Comments Off