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5 Centimeters Per Second

Thursday, November 29 Presented by: Dr. Gerald Figal, Associate Professor of Asian Studies and the Vanderbilt Anime and Manga Enthusiasts Japan (2007) Dir: Makoto Shinkai. This animated drama tells the tale of two friends separated by chance and reunited by determination. Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a man through his life as cruel...... KEEP READING

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Aurora

Wednesday, November 28 Presented by: Jennifer Fay, Director of Film Studies, Associate Professor of Film Studies and English Romania (2010) Dir: Cristi Puiu. A murder mystery turned on its head – where the mystery’s not the culprit, but the motive. Inside a non-descript apartment, a man and woman discuss the inconsistencies in Little Red Riding...... KEEP READING

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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Wednesday, November 14 Note: Starting time at 6:30 p.m. due to the film length Presented by: Vanderbilt Global Perspectives India (2001) Dir: Ashutosh Gowariker. The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. One of the most expensive films to come out...... KEEP READING

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L’apollonide (House of Pleasures)

Tuesday, November 13 France (2011) Dir: Bertrand Bonello. A frank account of life in a smart Parisian brothel in 1900. It demonstrates that la belle époque was less belle for the girls than for their wealthy clients, though better than walking the streets or working in a sweatshop. Superbly designed to suggest the oppressive, hypocritical...... KEEP READING

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The Way

Thursday, November 8 Presented by: Maria Pintane, Senior Lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese Spain (2010) Dir: Emilio Estevez. An inspirational story of an irascible father who travels overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the El camino de Santiago. Deciding to take the pilgrimage himself, he learns to be...... KEEP READING

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Half the Sky (Episode 2)

Wednesday November 7 Presented by: Nashville Public Television A Continuation of the journey from Episode One. English, Central Khmer, Urdu, and Vietnamese with English subtitles. Unrated. 120 minutes. DVD.... KEEP READING

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Half the Sky (Episode 1)

Monday, November 5 Presented by: Nashville Public Television USA, Cambodia, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Vietnam (2012) Dir: Maro Chermayeff. A documentary inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Sex trafficking, forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality claim one woman...... KEEP READING

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Hipsters

Thursday, November 1 Presented by: Mr. Sasha Spektor, Andrew Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian Russia (2008) Dir: Vakeriy Todorovskiy. A lavish, candy-colored musical set in Moscow circa 1955. While the Cold War heats up on the world stage, rebellious youth wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity, donning brightly colored black-market clothing, adopting American...... KEEP READING

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La Princesse de Montpensier

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival Tuesday, October 30 Presented by: Dr. Patricia Armstrong, Senior Lecturer in French France (2010) Dir: Bertrand Travernier. A gripping drama set against the savage wars of religion that ripped France apart in the 16th century. Based on a novella by the celebrated Madame de Lafayette, the film centers...... KEEP READING

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Primary Colors

Monday, October 29 Presented by: Dr. Bruce Barry, Professor of Management, and Dr. Alan Wiseman, Associate Professor of Political Science USA (1998) Dir: Mike Nichols. A fictionalized version of Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign for the presidency, based on the novel by Joe Klein. A satire with a spot-on performance by John Travolta as the candidate is...... KEEP READING

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