International Lens

International Lens, a film series with a global perspective, uses film screenings as a forum to promote conversation among Vanderbilt-€™s diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. International Lens strives to transcend geographic, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and political boundaries by facilitating conversation and greater cross-cultural understanding through cinema. The series is a partnership among the Office of the Dean of students and academic departments, centers, and programs.

Admission is FREE.

All films are open to the public. All films in Sarrett Cinema at 7:30 p.m, unless otherwise noted.

For parking maps and additional information visit or call 322-6400

Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Sarratt Cinema 

Presented by: Robert Barsky, Professor of English, French, Italian, and Jewish Studies.

The complex relationship between a reclusive Quebec father and his socially isolated,12-year-old daughter reaches a breaking point when the girl makes a grim discovery that compels her to break their suffocating cycle of dysfunction.

Canada  (2010) Dir: Denis Cote
French with English subtitles. Not rated. 92 mins.

The Candidate
Thursday, October 25  at 7:30 p.m.
Sarratt Cinema 

Presented by: Dr. Bruce Barry, Professor of Management, and Dr. John Geer, Professor of Political Science

Robert Redford stars as an idealistic crusader who challenges a stodgy incumbent for a Senate seat, figuring out that idealism and winning are two very different things. Still a relevant take on the modern political campaign. The first of two political campaign feature films scheduled for the 2012 pre-election season.

USA (1972) Dir: Michael Ritchie

English. Rated PG. 110 mins. DVD.
Funding provided by the Owen Graduate School of Management and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.