International Film Festival 2020

The department sponsors an international film festival every February. We encourage students and interested members of the CSRA community to attend.

All films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles. There will also be a brief faculty-led discussion before and after each film. All students are required to stay for these discussions. All films contain adult themes and are intended for a mature audience. All films are either Not Rated (NR) or Rated R.

Please remember: No food is permitted in the auditorium and the use of electronic devices is prohibited.

Admission : Free

Schedule: Doors will open at 6pm. Films will begin at 6:30pm.

Location for all screenings : Penland 106

Each film is an ICE Event.


Transit (2018)

Monday, February 10 and Wednesday, February 12 

Doors open @ 6:00—Film begins @ 6:30 

Penland 106 

Directed by Christian Petzold

Georg, a German political refugee, narrowly escapes arrest in occupied present-day Paris. He attempts to deliver a letter to a well-known writer named Franz Weidel, only to discover that Weidel has killed himself in a hotel room. He takes Weidel's last manuscript and identity documents, which promise him safe harbor in Mexico. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband. Adapted from Anna Segher's 1942 novel, TRANSIT transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.

back to burgundy

Back to Burgundy (2017) 

Monday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 19 

Doors open @ 6:00—Film begins @ 6:30 

Penland 106 

Directed by Cédric Klapisch 

Three siblings reunite at their home in picturesque Burgundy to save the family vine-yard in this tender tale of a new generation finding its own unique blend from ac-claimed director Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge Espagnole). Jean (Pio Marmaï), the black sheep of the family, unexpectedly returns home from a decade abroad to reconnect with his hospitalized father. His father passes shortly after Jean's return, leaving the estate and a looming inheritance tax of half a million dollars. As four seasons and two harvests go by, Jean, Juliette, and Jeremie have to learn to reinvent their relationship and trust in each other as they work to preserve the land that ties them together.

clandestine childhood

Clandestine Childhood (2011)

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday; Feb. 24, 25 & 26 

Doors open @ 6:00—Film begins @ 6:30 

Penland 106 

Directed by Benjamín Ávila 

Argentina, 1979. After years of exile, Juan and his family come back to Argentina under fake identities. Juan's parents and his uncle Beto are members of the Mon-toneros Organization, which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the coun-try. Because of their political activities they are being tracked down relentlessly, and the threat of capture and even death is constant. Juan accepts this and follows all of his parents' rules until one day he is told that they need to move again immediately, and leave his friends and Maria behind without an explanation. This is a story about militancy, undercover life, and love. The story of a clandestine childhood.