International Film Series
All films are presented in the original language with English subtitles. The series is sponsored by the International Languages Department and is open to all. Admission is free.
There will be two showings of each film:
Fridays at 1 p.m., San Elijo Campus; 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, Room 204
The 200 building is on the west side of campus. Parking is free and a parking permit is not required for film series attendees.
Fridays at 7 p.m., Oceanside Campus; One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, Room 3601 (Little Theatre)
The 3600 building is located on the northwest side of campus. Closest parking is Staff Lots 3E or 1C (and walk through the center of campus). Parking is free and a parking permit is not required for film series attendees.
Information: 760.944.4449 x7758
Film Schedule ~ FALL 2012
Friday, August 31
Beyond Silence is the powerful Academy Award nominated story of a young woman's battle for independence and her deaf parents' struggle to understand her gift for music. Given a clarinet by her free-spirited aunt, Lara is immediately consumed by a new passion her parents cannot begin to fully comprehend.
Friday, September 14
Based on true events that shocked Japan, the film tells the story of four abandoned siblings. A childlike mother of four sneaks her children into their new apartment and leaves them, possibly forever. As the money runs out and the utilities are shut off, Akira, the oldest, struggles to take care of his brother and sisters, determined to keep them safe and together.
Friday, September 28
Not rated, 98 min.
This is the story of Don Plutarco, an elderly farmer, violinist, and the aged patriarch of a musical family who has fashioned an ingenious way of smuggling ammunition beneath the noses of government troops. Shot simply and starkly in black & white this mood-driven character exploration of familial love, duty, conflict and innocence is set in rural Mexico during the peasant revolts of the 1970s.
Friday, October 19
"Of Gods and Men"
PG-13, 123 min.
Based on the true story of a small group of Cistercian monks based in Algeria in the 1990s, the film considers questions of mortality, freedom, fear and martyrdom when an Algerian terrorist group targets outsiders living in the region.
Friday, November 2
"The Keys to the House"
Not rated, 107 min.
A dramatic family film telling the story of a young father, Gianni, meeting his handicapped son, Paolo, for the first time. At first, Gianni is taken aback by the extent of his son's disabilities, but he also sees the great warmth and charm that his son possesses, and begins to feel a real bond with Paolo for the first time.
Friday, November 16
Not rated, 128 min.
Adapted from Zhang Ling's novel "Aftershock," the Feng Xiaogang-directed movie tells the story of a family torn apart by the 1976 Tangshan earthquake that killed at least 240,000. When both her son and daughter are stuck beneath the same cement slab, Yuan Ni must choose whom to save. Her agonizing decision would shape the fate of her family for 32 years to come.