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World Cinema Series: Labyrinth of Lies

World Cinema Series 2016-2017

“Breaking the Silence, Confronting the Past”

A global look at five filmmakers who defy repressive regimes and their “official line” to promote human freedom, historical truth, and social justice

“Labyrinth of Lies” (Director: Giulio Ricciardelli, Germany 2014)

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. Rated R (124 minutes)

Organized by the Office for Global Education

All synopses are based on IMdB website

World Cinema Series: Coming Home

World Cinema Series 2016-2017

“Breaking the Silence, Confronting the Past”

A global look at five filmmakers who defy repressive regimes and their “official line” to promote human freedom, historical truth, and social justice

“Coming Home” (Director: Zhang Yimou, China 2014)

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested
and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural
Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife
no longer remembers him. (1 hr 49 min) ** Please note the film has changed from Zhang Yimou’s To Live

Organized by the Office for Global Education

All synopses are based on IMdB website

World Cinema Series: Timbuktu

World Cinema Series 2016-2017

“Breaking the Silence, Confronting the Past”

A global look at five filmmakers who defy repressive regimes and their “official line” to promote human freedom, historical truth, and social justice

“Timbuktu” (Director: Abderrahmane Sissako, Mauritania 2014)

A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives — which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith — abruptly disturbed.

Rated PG 13 (97 minutes)

Organized by the Office for Global Education

All synopses are based on IMdB website

World Cinema Series: Leviathan

World Cinema Series 2016-2017

“Breaking the Silence, Confronting the Past”

A global look at five filmmakers who defy repressive regimes and their “official line” to promote human freedom, historical truth, and social justice

“Leviathan” (Director: Andrei Zviagintsev, Russia 2014)

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man’s arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

Rated R (140 minutes)

Organized by the Office for Global Education

All synopses are based on IMdB website

World Cinema Series: Even the Rain

(Director:
Iciar Bollain 2010) Spanish director Sebastián, his
executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba
area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first
explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa
has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can
hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or
less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water
supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors is a leading activist in
the protest movement.

Not
Rated (103 minutes)

 

World Cinema Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

(Director:
Mira Nair, 2012) A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall
Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a
hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family’s homeland.

Rated R (130 minutes)

World Cinema Series: Mountains May Depart

(Director:
Zhangke Jia, 2015) China, 1999. Childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in
love with Tao, the town beauty. Tao eventually decides to marry the wealthier
Zhang. They soon have a son he names Dollar… From China to Australia, the
lives, loves, hopes and disillusions of a family over two generations in a society
changing at breakneck speed.

Not Rated (131 minutes)

Human Capital

(Director:
Paolo Virzi 2013) Dino Ossola, a small-time real estate agent who dreams of
bigger things; Serena Ossola, his teenage daughter who dates a spoiled rich
brat; Carla Bruneschi, an actress who has given up her career to marry a
wealthy businessman; Massimiliano Giovanni Bernaschi, her husband, a powerful
player; Massimiliano Bernaschi, the troubled son of the Bernaschis; Roberta
Ossola, a psychologist, Dino’s second wife; Donato Russomano, a brilliant drama
teacher who is stuck on Carla; Luca Ambrosini, a teenager frowned upon by
others; an anonymous cyclist… They are all shareholders of the human capital.

Not Rated (111 minutes)

Millie and the Lords

(Director Jennica Carmona 2015) Millie and the Lords tells the story of Milagros Baez, a young,
working class under-confident Puerto Rican woman whose life is changed for the
better when she begins to learn about the Young Lords Party and her rich Puerto
Rican history.
  
This event is part of Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Rated PG (90 minutes)

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An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum. 

Director: Pablo Larraín

(2012)

Rated: R

128 minutes