SUU Hosts International Film Festival 2018

Published: January 30, 2018 | Author: Miles Anderson | Read Time: 2 minutes

suu international films department language philosophy spanish german frenchBeginning January 29th, the Department of Languages and Philosophy at Southern Utah University will be hosting the 9th annual international film festival. The festival will run for two weeks and screen six award-winning films in Spanish, German and French.

SUU faculty will be leading introductions and post-screening discussions for five of the films and guest speaker Dr. Hester Baer, professor of German film studies & women’s studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, will be introducing one of the German films. Baer will also be participating in a Dinner & Dialogue, an event hosted by the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values.

“The film festival is part of our department’s continuous efforts to create inclusive events that highlight diversity and promote awareness and acceptance,” stated festival organizers. “The films selected are not only connected to our curriculum in Spanish, German, and French but also to other disciplines across campus. Our film festival aims to create a space where students and faculty engage a deeper understanding of the world by making connections among disciplines.”

Each film provides a unique opportunity to celebrate diversity and promote awareness and acceptance. A goal of the festival is to inspire and engage the community of underrepresented minorities by showing films that portray their culture in positive and non-stereotypical ways.

Each film will be shown in the Sharwan Smith Theater - next to the convenience store - and are free and open to the public. All films will have subtitles. The schedule of the festival is as follows:

  • Monday, January 29th (5 p.m.): Dolores
  • Wednesday, January 31st (5 p.m.): After Winter Comes Spring (Winter Adé)
  • Saturday, February 3rd (2 p.m.): The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue)
  • Monday, February 5th (5 p.m.): The Drifter (Eine flexible Frau)
  • Wednesday, February 7th (5 p.m.): I Don't Belong Anywhere - The Cinema of Chantal Akerman
  • Saturday, February 10th (2 p.m.): Violeta Went to Heaven (Violeta se fue a los cielos)

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