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Posted by on Monday, March 26, 2012 in Archives, News.

Three great films this week, brought to you by International Lens!

Tuesday, March 27

The Hedgehog

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 she  sees in adults, her unlikely friendship with a grumpy concierge helps her to come of age in a different light. French with English subtitles. Not rated. 100 mins.
Wednesday, March 28

6 Easy Pieces

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 in Lisbon, the arrival of a mediocre archi- tect in Venice during some incredible mist, the Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, among other subjects. English, Portuguese with English subtitles. Not rated. 68 mins. DVD. Partial funding provided by the Film Studies Program. Jon Jost will be present to lead the post-screening discussion.

Saturday, March 31


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 as secrets surface and lies are revealed. English. Rated R. 159 mins. Fund- ing provided by the Department of English.



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