International Film Series

Co-sponsored by MiraCosta College’s International Languages and Film Departments. All films are presented in the original language with English subtitles. Free admission.   

The films listed below will be shown on the Oceanside Campus; One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, Room 3601 (Little Theatre)

The 3600 building is located on the northwest side of campus. The closest parking is Staff Lots 3E or 1C (and walk through the center of campus). Parking is available without a permit in lots 2B, 3A, 3B, 3C from 3-6p.m. on event days.


For more information, please contact Dr. Billy Gunn at 760.757.2121 x6402.

Film Schedule ~ Spring 2018

Friday, February 9, 6 p.m.
"Fuocoammare/Fire at Sea"
Italy, 2016
Not Rated, 94 min.

A documentary film capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis. Curated by the San Diego Italian Film Festival. Directed by Gianfranco Rosi.

TOURNÉES FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL Three films this spring will be presented thanks to the Tournées Film Festival grant—a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.Screenings will take place at MiraCosta and Palomar Colleges from March 7-April 13, 2018.

Friday, March 16, 7 p.m.
France, 2015
Not Rated, 79 min.

Fatima is an Algerian woman livingin France, spending all her timecleaning houses and offices to provideforher spirited teenage daughters. After anaccident, Fatimafinally pays attention toher own needs and discovers the power of poetry. Directed by Philippe Faucon.

Friday, March 30, 7 p.m. ***New, corrected date***
"April and the Extraordinary World"
France, 2015
Rated PG, 105 min.

This one-of-a-kind animated adventure film ushers the viewer into an alternate reality in which the Bonapartes still rule France, electricity was never discovered, trees are a distant memory, and a steam-driven cable carconnects Paris to Berlin. Directed by Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci.   

Friday, April 13, 7 p.m.
France, 2015
Rated R, 129 min.

Marguerite Dumont,an incredibly wealthy woman,has devoted her life to singing opera, but she cannot sing a note.Inspired by the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the subject of another recent film starringMeryl Streep,Florence Foster Jenkins(2016). Directed by Xavier Giannoli.

Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m.
"Yallah! Underground"
Czech Republic, Germany, UK, Egypt, Canada, USA, 2016
Not Rated, 85 min.

In a region full of tension, young artists in the Middle East have struggled for years to express themselves freely and to promote more liberal attitudes within their societies. During the Arab spring, like many others of this new Arab generation, local artists had high hopes for the future and took part in the protests. However, after years of turmoil and instability, young Arabs now have to challenge both old and new problems, being torn between feelings of disillusion and a vague hope for a better future. Yallah! Underground follows some of today's most important and progressive underground artists from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and Israel through years of rapid change from 2009 to 2013.​