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Wednesday, December 2

Yesterday Presented by: Kristin Michelitch, Assistant Professor of Political Science. South Africa (2004) Dir: Darrell Roodt. After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and  young daughter to tend  to, Yesterday’s one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school. This film communicates...... KEEP READING

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Monday, November 16

Elena Presented by: Jason Strudler, Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian. Russia (2011) Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share a  palatial Moscow apartment. He is a virile, wealthy businessman; she is his dowdy former nurse  who has clearly “married up.” Estranged from his own wild-child daughter, Vladimir  openly despises his wife’s freeloading...... KEEP READING

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Tuesday, November 10

Viola Presented by: Jennifer Fay, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Arts and English; Nick Kline, Class of 2016. Argentina/USA (2012) Dir: Matias Pineiro. A mystery of romantic entanglements and intrigues  among a troupe of young actors performing Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” in a small theater in  Buenos Aires. Directed by Matías Piñeiro, one of Argentinian...... KEEP READING

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Wednesday, November 4

The Edge of Heaven Presented by: Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German and Cinema  and Media Arts and Sophia Clark, Ph.D. Candidate in German. Germany/Turkey/Italy (2007) Dir: Fatih Akin. This multi-layered drama follows the stories of six people — four Turks and two Germans — as  they realize the meaning of love while...... KEEP READING

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Wednesday, October 28

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul Presented by: Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German and Cinema  and Media Arts and Leslie Reed, Ph.D. candidate in German. Germany (1974) Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder. An almost accidental romance is kindled  between a lonely German cleaning woman in her mid-sixties and an equally lonely Moroccan  mechanic around...... KEEP READING

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Monday, October 26

The Witches Presented by: Andrea Mirabile, Associate Professor of Italian and Cinema & Media Arts. Italy/France (1967) Dir: Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Rossi,  Luchino Visconti. Five short stories loosely dealing with the roles of women in society. A  superstar actress travels to a mountain resort, only to evoke jealousy from...... KEEP READING

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Wednesday, October 21

Ida Presented by: Holocaust Lecture Series. Poland/Denmark/France/UK (2013) Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski. Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she  discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the...... KEEP READING

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Monday, October 19

Tears of the Black Tiger Presented by: Ben Tran, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and English. Thailand (2000) Dir: Wisit Sasanatieng. A boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girlagain story. This Thai cult film is a parody and homage to the classic American Western and romantic tearjerker. One of the most elaborate productions ever mounted in Thailand – a ...... KEEP READING

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