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Kairo (Pulse)

Thursday, April 12 Presented by: Dr. Gerald Figal, Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies Japan (2001) Dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things start happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One sees visions of their friend in the shadows of a wall; another sees ghostly images on his computer. This horror thriller...... KEEP READING

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Miral

Tuesday, April 10 Presented by: Shaiya Baer, Assistant Director, Office of Active Citizenship and Service France, Italy, Israel, India, USA (2010) Dir: Julian Schnabel. From director Julian Schnabel (Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls) and novelist Rula Jebreal comes this drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds...... KEEP READING

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Godzilla

Tuesday, April 3 Presented by: Dr. Yoshikuni Igarashi, Associate Professor, Department of History Japan (1954) Dir: Ishirô Honda. In this classic sci-fi horror drama, American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable dinosaur-like beast. The 164-foot radioactive reptile goes on a rampage, destroying Tokyo. The es- sential giant monster movie. Japanese with English subtitles. Not rated. 96 mins....... KEEP READING

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Nashville

Saturday, March 31 starts at 7pm Presented by: Dr. Michael Kreyling, Professor of English USA (1975) Dir: Robert Altman. Spins together plot strands involving two-dozen musicians and hangers-on over the course of one particularly busy weekend in Music City, USA. Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated individuals prepare for a political rally...... KEEP READING

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Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad and the Politician

Thursday, March 29 International Lens film. Introduction and post-screening discussion led by Sherif Barsoum, director of International Student and Scholar Services Months after Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Egyptians country-wide seem determined to maintain the insurgency until their demands are met. Tahrir 2011 is a laudable attempt to steer away from media reports and reflect on...... KEEP READING

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6 Easy Pieces

Wednesday, March 28 Presented by: Jonathan Rattner, Assistant Professor, Film Studies Program USA, Italy, Portugal (2000) Dir: Jon Jost. Six short sketches investigate the boundaries of filmmaking. Jost looks with his digital painter’s eye at: the Bernini columns on St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, two swimming Roman girls who dream of California, the light on two children in school uniforms...... KEEP READING

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The Hedgehog

Tuesday, March 27 Presented by: Dr. Virginia Scott, Professor of French France, Italy (2009) Dir: Mona Acache. Inspired by The New York Times best seller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery. The timely story of Paloma, a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday. Using her father’s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy...... KEEP READING

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Saturday, March 24 Note: screened at 10 p.m. in The Commons Center MPR Presented by: Global Perspectives and VANIME Japan (2006) Dir: Mamoru Hosoda. A teenage girl finds that she has the ability to leap through time. She tries to use her new found superpower to her advantage, but soon finds that tam- pering with...... KEEP READING

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Pardon

Thursday, March 22 Presented by: Vanderbilt Turkish Student Association Turkey (2005) Dir: Mert Baykal. Based on a true event, the tragicomic story of three friends who end up in prison when they are mistaken as members of a terrorist organization. In prison, they remember the families and lovers they left behind. Turkish with English subtitles....... KEEP READING

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12 Monkeys

Wednesday, March 21 Presented by: Dr. David Miguel Gray, Mellon Assistant Professor of Philosophy USA (1995) Dir: Terry Gilliam. A stunning adaptation of Chris Marker’s La Jetée, this sci-fi mystery thriller is set in the year 2035, where a lethal virus has wiped out most of the population. A criminal volunteers to go back in time to 1995...... KEEP READING

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