Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

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

Load More Events

Past Events

CANCELLED  – Persepolis

Apr 7 2020

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

CANCELLED – Persepolis

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

Past Event

CANCELLED – Mustang

Mar 24 2020

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

World Cinema Series

CANCELLED – 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.

Past Event

The Eagle Huntress

Feb 26 2020

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.

Past Event

Lemon Tree

Jan 28 2020

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.

Past Event

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

Load More Events