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 SRU Internations Club Plans Film Series with International Focus 

 

SPOTLIGHT

10/12/2005

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU INTERNATIONS CLUB PLANS FILMS FROM INDIA, IRAN, FRANCE, SOUTH AMERICA, JAPAN

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –  The Slippery Rock University Internations Club will offer a series of international films, including those from India, Iran, France, South America and Japan, all with English subtitles, beginning Sunday [Oct. 16]. All films are free and will be shown at 7 p.m.

      The series opening film will be “Code Unknown” (“Code Inconnu”) by Germany’s Michael Haneke as he follows the lives of different people living in Paris at 7 p.m., followed by “Water Drops on Burning Rock” (Tropfen Auf Heisse Steine”) by Francois Ozon telling the story of an adult-teenager relationship at 9 p.m. Both films will be shown in Eisenberg Classroom Building Auditorium.

     On Monday [Oct. 17], “Close Up” (“Nema – Ye Nazdik”) by Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. In the work, Ali Sabzian, pretending to be filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, enters a financially stable family in Teheran. Tuesday’s film will be “Something Happens,” (“Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”) by director Karan Johar that tells the story of two best friends who fall in love and offers the typical Indian outlook of love, marriage, friendship and loyalty. Both films will be shown in Eisenberg.

      The series moves to Spotts World Culture Building Auditorium on Oct. 19 for “Peking Opera Express,” by Tsui Hark, offering an adrenaline-rush masterpiece in a period action comedy that is hyperactive and ingenious. The film is one of Hong Kong’s key cinema works. The series concludes with Oct. 17’s presentation of “City of Gods” (“Cidade de Deus”) by Frenando Meirelles. Set in Rio de Janeiro the film tells of a young man who grows up on the streets as an ambitions photographer.

      SRU’s Internations Club is composed of international and domestic students attending SRU and is fostered by the university’s Office of International Services. Films were selected from student suggestions and based on presenting a festival promoting cultural diversity and understanding. The series is funded in part by SRU’s Student Government Association.

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