Foreign Film Series – Spring 2015
April 21, 2015
Based on historical records, Amen reflects on the horrors of WWII through the story of Kurt Gerstein, who helped to develop the Zyklon B gas. Gerstein becomes aware of how his invention is being used and he reaches out to the Catholic Church for help, hoping that the Pope and others can intervene to stop the slaughter of the Jews.
In English and French with English subtitles.
April 28, 2015
A ruthless Sicilian hit man finds his humanity when he confronts young Rita, a blind young woman who has witnessed the killing of her brother. As Salvo decides whether to spare her life, both their lives are irrevocably changed.
In Italian with English subtitles.
May 5, 2015
Weichung, married and a father, is confronted with his own confused sexual identity when his wife wants to have a second baby. He meets an old friend who is living the freer life of a single gay man and flirts with the prospect of another way of life.
In Mandarin with English subtitles.
May 12, 2015 (rescheduled from February 17)
This biography of Bob Marley combines a wealth of previously unseen film and video footage. Using a chronological timeline, it first introduces the viewer to the rural landscape of Jamaica that shaped Marley's childhood – and follows him through stadium concerts to the important cultural icon he became. It is notable that all members of Marley's scattered family agreed to the film and granted rights to use his music.
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