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Olivet College to host Foreign Film Series
Apr 04, 2008

Olivet College will host a Foreign Film Series on Fridays, April 18, and May 2 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kula Samba Theatre, located in Burrage Library. Sponsored by the Humanities Department, the series is designed to expose students to the diversity of world cultures. All of the films are free and open to the public.

Films to be featured include:

  • Border Caf, Friday, April 18 (PG-13) A young widow takes over her late husbands truck stop caf, keeping hidden in the kitchen so as not to cause a scandal in Irans conservative society. But her brother-in-law, out of familial obligation, wants to take her as a wife and also take over the caf. Meanwhile, a Greek trucker, who is a frequent customer, is slowly entranced at first by the womans cooking, and then by her (spoken in French and Farsi; English subtitles).

  • Russian Ark, Friday, May 2 (open to all ages) Shot in one fluid, 96-minute take, this film follows an unidentified narrator as he takes a tour of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. His guide, the Marquis, interacts with various historical figures from the past 300 years, including Catherine the Great and Nicholas I. A cast of 867 actors supply the action (spoken in Russian; English subtitles).

  • I for India, Friday, May 9 (open to all ages) I for India is a chronicle of immigration in Britain, from the 60s to the present day, as seen through the eyes of one Asian family and their movie camera (spoken in Hindi and English).

  • For more information, contact (269) 749-7118.


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