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·       All films are shown at 1 p.m. and/or 7 p.m. in SC 205 on the dates listed.

·       Free popcorn at all showings!

·       Sponsored by Student Activities, International Club, and the Global Education Task Force

·       Please note that all of the summaries listed below were taken from the Internet Movie Database (


Wednesday, 10/20/04

Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise (Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress), 2002

France, China (French and Mandarin with English subtitles)

_ Presented by:  Kevin Patton (7pm showing only)

In 1971 China, in the lingering grip of the cultural revolution, two university students, Luo and Ma, are sent to a mountain mining village as part of their reeducation duty to purge them of their classical western oriented education. Amid the backbreaking work and stifling ignorance of the community, the two boys find that music, and the presence of the beautiful local young women, are the only pleasant things in their miserable life. However, none compare to the young seamstress granddaughter of the local tailor. Stealing a departing student's secret cache of forbidden books of classic western literature such as the works of Honore de Balzac, they set about to woo her and teach her things she had never imagined. In doing so, they start a journey that would profoundly change her perspective on her world and teach the boys about the power of literature and their own ability to change their world in truly revolutionary ways.


Tuesday, 11/16/04                             

L’auberge espagnole (The Spanish Apartment), 2002

France, Spain (French, Spanish, English, Catalan, Danish and German with English subtitles)

_ Presented by:  Denise McCracken

As part of a job that he is promised, Xavier, an economics student in his twenties, signs on to a European exchange program in order to gain working knowledge of the Spanish language. Promising that they'll remain close, he says farewell to his loving girlfriend, then heads to Barcelona. Following his arrival, Xavier is soon thrust into a cultural melting pot when he moves into an apartment full of international students. An Italian, an English girl, a boy from Denmark, a young woman from Belgium, a German and a girl from Tarragona all join him in a series of adventures that serve as an initiation to life.


Wednesday, 2/16/05

Cenizas del paraíso (Ashes From Paradise), 1997

Argentina (Spanish with English subtitles)

_ Presented by:  John Walker

A judge falls from the roof of the Federal Courthouse. A woman is murdered. Between them and the three sons of the judge there is a connection that will be investigated by a woman judge who is determined to discover the truth.


Tuesday, 3/15/05

Bend It Like Beckham, 2002

United Kingdom

_ Presented by:  Paul Roesler

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final.

A proper Indian girl shouldn't be spending her time playing soccer. That's what Jess's family thinks, anyway. An ardent fan of British soccer sensation David Beckham, Jess (Parminder K. Nagra) wants nothing more than to be on the field. And she has the talent to boot. But her parents want her to be just like her sister Pinky, who cooks chapati like a pro and wants a traditional Indian wedding. A charming sports comedy with plenty of heart.


This page last edited 07/23/2004

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