NAU International Film Series
International Film Series
Fall 2014: “Heroes, Villains, & Ordinary Folks”
screen at 7 p.m. most Wednesdays in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 120. The
films are free and open to the public. Films are unrated, so viewer discretion is
after 4:30 p.m. is available behind Cline Library in parking lot P13.
(If you will
need special accommodations, please contact Disability Resources: DR@nau.edu, Phone: 928-523-8773 or
TTY: 928-523-6906. We suggest contacting Disability Resources 48 hours prior to
the event as some accommodations may take a reasonable time frame to arrange.)
“Heroes, Villains, &
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Liberal Arts, Rm. 120
Admission is free
September 17, 2014:
Horses of God
Title: Yakheel Allah / Les chevaux de Dieu,) (Morocco, 2013)
Nabil Ayouch, dir. Color, 115 min.
September 24, 2014:
A Touch of Sin
(China, 2013) Jia Zhangke, dir. Color. 133 min.
October 1, 2014:
Manhattan Short Film Festival
October 15, 2014:
Title Pokłosie] (Poland, 2012) Władysław Pasikowski, dir. Color. 120 min.
October 22, 2014:
(Israel, Palestine, U.S., 2009) Julia Bacha, dir. Color. 70
October 29, 2014:
(France, U.S., 2007) Marjane Satrapi, dir. Color/Black &
White. 96 min.
November 5, 2014:
Nigeria, 2008) Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal, dir. Color. 74 min.
November 19, 2014:
2010) Jean-Luc Godard, dir. Color. 102 min.
Sanctuary: Quite a Conundrum
(USA, 2012) Color. 82 min.
Horses of God: One of North Africa’s most important directors delivers a heart-breaking but never maudlin story about fanaticism and youth on the outskirts of Casablanca. Based on an actual terrorist attack in 2003, this is a portrait of poverty, repression and the zealotry it breeds.
A Touch of Sin: This stylish film set in a bleakly-conceived modern China, combines four independent, loosely connected stories of individuals driven by humiliation and frustration to commit random acts of senseless violence.
Manhattan Short Film Festival: Billed as the first global film festival, this traveling festival screens a selection of the best shorts from around the world in over 300 cities in 6 continents in just one week. The audience votes for the awards. Come help demonstrate Flagstaff’s film sophistication!
Aftermath: Based on the Jedwabne Pogrom of July 1941 in which 340 Polish Jews were massacred by their neighbors with the complicity of the Nazi police. For decades it was believed that the Nazi forces had committed the atrocity but in 2003 the Polish Institute of National Remembrance Government concluded that the violence was committed by Polish people. The film set off a storm of controversy in Poland. Hosted by the Martin-Springer Institute.
Budrus: This documentary about one Palestinian town’s active resistance to the Israeli construction of the security border won awards at the Tribeca, Jerusalem and San Francisco Film Festivals. It is a cautionary tale about borders and divisions that feels tragically familiar in Arizona. Hosted by the Martin-Springer Institute.
Persepolis: A coming-of-age story that takes place during Iran’s Islamic Revolution, this animated film is based on the director's eponymous autobiographical graphic novel. (Just in time to hear the director, and author of the novel speak at NAU on Nov. 3!)
Nollywood Babylon: This documentary explores the largest film industry in Africa and 3rd worldwide, featuring interviews with a host of Nigeria’s most popular directors. It is worth seeing just for the soundtrack of 1970s African underground music.
Film Socialisme: A dizzying but gorgeous three-part rumination on Old World Decadence, dictatorships, Hollywood, terrorism, religions, human history, war and nothing specifically socialist. The film’s themes are explored through conversations that are narrated for English speakers with subtitles the director calls “Navaho” English, a noun-heavy shorthand that has nothing to do with Diné culture or linguistics.
Sanctuary: Quite a Conundrum: Described as “Clerks meets Scream” this horror-comedy-social satire by independent filmmaker and NAU graduate Thomas L. Phillips will frighten, delight and gross you out as a sexy pool party take a terrible turn. The director will be on campus to introduce his film and answer your questions so don’t miss this one!