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World Cinema Series

World Cinema Series 2019-2020

 “Women: Power and Identity”

Monmouth University Global Education Office presents World Cinema Series 2019-2020. A global cinematic survey of women as leaders of change in patriarchal cultures through their engagement in community, national politics, and film.

Host: Dr. Thomas Pearson, Professor, History and Anthropology

Upcoming Events

Lemon Tree

Jan 28

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

Lemon Tree

The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemon tree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down.

Free Event

The Eagle Huntress

Feb 26

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

The Eagle Huntress

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress.

Free Event

Mustang

Mar 24

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

Mustang

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Free Event

Persepolis

Apr 23

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

Persepolis

Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi, 2007) A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

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Past Events

The Second Mother

Sep 25 2019

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

The Second Mother

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

This event is part of Hispanic American Heritage Month

Past Event

The Nile Hilton Incident

Apr 23 2019

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

The Nile Hilton Incident

A maid witnesses a murder at an upscale hotel and a policeman is assigned to the case, but it soon becomes clear that important people don’t want the case solved.

Director: Tarik Saleh
(2017)
Unrated
111 minutes

Past Event

The Wave

Mar 27 2019

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

The Wave

A high school teacher’s experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel
(2008)
Unrated
107 minutes

Past Event

12:08 East of Bucharest

Feb 19 2019

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

12:08 East of Bucharest

It’s the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with his debts. Jderescu, the owner of a local television post, seems not to be so interested in the upcoming holidays. For him, the time to face history has come. Along with Manescu and Piscoci, he is trying to answer for himself a question which for 16 years has not had an answer: “Was it or wasn’t it a revolution in their town?”

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
(2006)
Unrated
89 minutes

Past Event

Good bye Lenin!

Jan 23 2019

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

Good bye Lenin!

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Past Event

ON THE MAP

Dec 13 2018

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

Jewish Cultural Studies

World Cinema Series

ON THE MAP

ON THE MAP tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the of lens of sports, ON THE MAP presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amidst domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.

Past Event

No

Oct 8 2018

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

No

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

Past Event

Human Capital

Apr 9 2018

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

Human Capital

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.

Past Event

World Cinema Series: Mountains May Depart

Mar 20 2018

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

World Cinema Series: Mountains May Depart

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.

Past Event

World Cinema Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Feb 22 2018

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

World Cinema Series: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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.

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