Baylor’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures to Host Ninth World Cinema SeriesSept. 1, 2015
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WACO, Texas (Sept. 1, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of modern languages and cultures in the College of Arts & Sciences will give students an opportunity to experience cultures around the world through film with its ninth World Cinema Series beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
“The World Cinema Series is an event sponsored by the department of modern languages and cultures which aims at enriching the cultural conversation within the Baylor community,” said Cristian Bratu, Ph.D., associate professor of French. “The Cinema Series started eight years ago as a cultural complement to our language courses. For the past several years, we have screened movies primarily in the languages taught in our department. This is in line with Baylor’s strategic plan, ‘Pro Futuris,’ which emphasizes the study of languages and cultures. While most of the audience members are language students, this free educational event is open to all members of the Baylor community who wish to broaden their knowledge of other cultures.”
Each film will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in Bennett Auditorium. All films will be shown with English subtitles unless noted. The schedule is as follows.
Sept. 1 “Red Dog” – Australia
Sept. 8 “Marketa Lazarová” – Czech Republic
Sept. 15 “Si accettano miracoli” (“Miracles Accepted”) – Italy
Sept. 22 “Solovki, la bibliothèque disparue” – France/Russia (This film will not feature English subtitles).
Sept. 29 “Deux hommes dans la ville” (“Two Men in Town”) – France
Oct. 6 “La tête en friche” (“My Afternoons With Marguerite”) – France
Oct. 13 “También la lluvia” (“Even the Rain”) – Spain/Bolivia
Oct. 20 “Smetto quando voglio” (“I Can Quit Whenever I Want”) – Italy
Oct. 27 “一代��--师” (“The Grandmaster”) – China
Nov. 3 “Иван �"розный” (“Ivan the Terrible, Part 1”) – Russia
Nov. 10 “となりのトトロ” (“My Neighbor Totoro”) – Japan
Nov. 17 “Barbara” – Germany
Dec. 1 “Antarctica: A Year on Ice” – New Zealand
This event is free and open to the public. Bennett Auditorium is located at 1420 S. Seventh St. inside Draper Academic Building.
For more information, contact Cristian Bratu at 254-710-4225 or Rosario Colchero-Dorado at 254-710-6270.
by Ashton Brown, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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