The Modern Languages Department continues its tradition of bringing outstanding foreign language films (with English subtitles) to campus. The films are shown throughout the month of April, light refreshments available.
ADIO KERIDA(Cuba-USA, 2002)
Directed by Ruth Behar Presented by Dr. Mirtha Quintanales, Lat. Am. Studies
Award-winning documentary by anthropologist Ruth Behar that follows her trip back to her native Cuba, as she delves into her past and the dwindling Cuban Jewish community.
1:00 - 2:30 PM, Karnoutsos 429
AN ANDALUSIAN DOG (France, 1929)
Directed by Luis Buñuel & Salvador DaliPresented by Dr. Ethan Bumas, English Department
Short silent film in the surrealist vein. A display of dream-like images and sequences. In black and white.
1:15 - 3:30 PM, Karnoutsos 108
90 MILES (Cuba-USA, 2001)
This documentary film recounts the events that lead Zaldivar, a 13-year old boy who had grown up as a loyalist, to become a Marielito and leave Cuba for a better life in Miami.
THE GOLDEN DOOR (Italy, 2006)
Directed by Emanuel Crialese Presented by Dr. Vera Dika, Media Arts
Story of Italian immigrants as they journey from their native Sicily to the US. Set at the start of the 20th century, the film recounts a family's struggle from their difficult decision to leave home to the uncertainty of arriving in a new land.
3:00 - 5:00 PM, Fries Hall 146
MADE IN DAGENHAM (Great Britain, 2010)
Directed by Nigel Cole Presented by Women's and Gender Studies
A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
LES CHORISTES (France, 2004)
Directed by Christophe BarratierPresented by Prof. Joyce Monroe, Modern Languages
7:00 - 9:00 PM, Karnoutsos 347
NAZARIN (Mexico, 1959)
Directed by Luis BuñuelPresented by Dr. Rigofredo Granados, Modern Languages
Adapted from the eponymous novel of Benito Perez Galdos, the story of Padre Nazario, a Roman Catholic Priest of Spanish heritage, who suffers a crisis of faith.
10:00 am - 12 noon, Karnoutsos 112
MAO'S LAST DANCER (Australia, 2009)
Directed by Bruce BeresfordPresented by Prof. Lily Shen, Modern Languages
LA VITA É BELLA (Italy, 1997)
Directed by Roberto BenigniPresented by Prof. Rosalie Romano, Modern Languages
Story of a Jewish Italian, Guido Orefice, who must use his fertile imagination to help his family during their internment in a Nazi concentration camp.
4:00 - 6:00 PM, Karnoutsos 627
FIRST SPEAKERS (USA, 2010)
Directed by Marcia Jarmel & Ken SchneiderPresented by Dr. Aisa Said-Mohand, Modern Languages
A new generation of scholars race against time to save Minnesota's Ojibwe language. Working with the remaining Ojibwe speakers, they hope to pass the language on to the next generation. Told by Ojibwe elders, scholars, writers, historians and teachers, this original production is filled with hope for the future.
THE SYRIAN BRIDE (Israel, 2004)
Directed by Eran RiklisPresented by Prof. Kdiry & Dr. Barugel, Modern Languages
The troubles that a politically unresolved situation creates for a Druze community planning a wedding. A look at the Arab-Israeli conflict through the story of a family divided by political borders and fractured by the region's harsh realities.
MARÍA ANTONIA (Cuba, 1992)
Directed by Sergio GiralPresented by Dr. Guillermo Martinez, Modern Languages
Set in Cuba in the early 1950s, before the Cuban revolution. Maria Antonia, a prostitute, falls in love with a boxer to whom she devotes her life. She tries everything to keep him, as her tortured soul sinks into despair.