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IU Northwest announces Spring 2013 Film Series

Each Monday, all are welcome to view films as part of the Third World and Black American Film series

Thursday Jan 03, 2013


Indiana University Northwest has announced its Spring 2013 Film Series. The campus body and community are welcome to view the movies, shown each Monday throughout the semester as part of the English Department’s Film Studies course, Third World and Black American Film.

All movies are shown at 1 p.m. in Hawthorn Hall 215 and 7 p.m. in Hawthorn Hall 469. The schedule is as follows:

February 11: Camp de Thiaroye
(Senegal, Africa, 1988) Director Ousmane Sembène, w. Sidki Bakaba, Hamed Camar and Philippe Chamelat. A group of Senegalese soldiers return to Africa after the French had coerced them into fighting in World War II.

February 18: Salaam Bombay
(India, 1988) Director Mira Nair; w. Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal and Chanda Sharma. An impoverished young boy hooks up with a circus in rural India and then finds himself a tea boy in a Bombay brothel.

February 25: Ju Dou
(China, 1990) Zhang Yimou; w. Li Gong, Wei Li and Baotian Li. In ravishing color and cinematography, the brutality of rural life in World War II China includes the oppression of women and invasion.

March 4: Eve's Bayou
(U.S., 1997) Director Kasi Lemmons; W. Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett and Meagan Good. The problem of surviving sexual secrets and betrayals in 1962 Louisiana plagues the Baptiste family.

March 18: Strawberry and Chocolate
(Cuba, 1994) Directors Thomas Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío; w. Jorge Perugorria, Vladimir Cruz and Mirta Ibarra. Examines with spritely humor and color the unlikely relationship between a cultivated Havana poet who is gay and a prejudiced communist in Castro's Cuba.

March 25: Boyz n the Hood
(U.S., 1991) Director John Singleton; with Cuba Gooding Jr, Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett. Raising a son in South Central LA is an ongoing, dramatic struggle.

April 1: Get on the Bus
(U.S., 1996) Director Spike Lee; w. Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton and Andre Braugher. Several black men take a bus to join the Million Man March -- with a white driver and lots of discussion.

April 8: The Hidden Half
(Iran, 2001) Director Tahmineh Milani; w. Niki Karimi Mohammas Nikbin and Atila Pesiani. How does a respectable judge's wife reveal her politically suspicious past to her husband?

April 15: Water
(India, 2005) Director Deepa Mehta; w. Lisa Ray, John Abraham, and Seema Biswas. Widows, no matter how young, in the holy city of Varanasi, are confined to a life of poverty in a temple.

April 22: Beasts of the Southern Wild
(U.S., 2012) Director Benh Zeitlin; w. Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly. Six-year-old Hushpuppy has to deal with a post-Katrina-like world and her erratic father.

For information about the Spring 2013 Film Series, contact Alan Barr at (219) 980-6567 or abarr@iun.edu.

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