International Film Series, Spring 2018


                          NAU International Film Series Spring 2018 

All Screenings are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.
Liberal Arts building, room 120, on the NAU Campus.
Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by The Departments of Comparative Cultural Studies, English, and Global Languages and Cultures and The College of Arts & Letters.

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 (If you will need special accommodations, please contact Disability Resources:, 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.)

NAU Parking

The International Film Series has been designated as a free parking event. 

To qualify for the free permit, which must be downloaded for each film, you must be a community member and register with NAU Parking:

  1. Create a Guest Account for designated free parking at 
  2. Then contact NAU Parking by calling 928-523-6623 or emailing to verify you are not affiliated with NAU.
  3. After completing this one-time registration, you will be able to print a free evening parking permit at home for each film. This permit must be displayed on your vehicle dashboard while parked for the event.


International Film Series Spring 2018 Schedule


February 7, 2018:  The Paleface/Redskin

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Dir. Norman Z. Mcleod, US/Canada, 1948, 92 minutes, NR 

Calamity Jane (Jane Russell) is working undercover for the U.S. government, trying to capture a gunrunner named Terris (Robert Armstrong) in exchange for a pardon for her previous misdoings. But when Jane's partner is killed, she takes up with bumbling dentist "Painless" Peter Potter (Bob Hope) and passes him off as a gifted gunslinger. When Jane is captured by a tribe of Native Americans, however, Potter finds that he actually has to play the hero that Jane has painted him to be. 

February 21, 2018:  Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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Dir. Shinichirō Watanabe, Japan, 2001, 120 minutes, R 

Cocky Spike Spiegel and the crew of his spaceship, Bebop, an intrepid band of bounty hunters, land on Mars in the year 2071 chasing an enormous cash reward. The four-person team, also including looming cyborg Jet Black, fearless Faye Valentine and tech expert Edward, are in search of ex-military officer Vincent. The former hero has become a biological terrorist with an arsenal of devastating nano-bots that he'll let loose on Alba City on the night before Halloween if his demands aren't met.

March 7, 2018:  The Guard

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Dir. John Michael Mcdonagh, Ireland, 2011, 92 minutes, R 

A vulgar Irish cop (Brendan Gleeson) and a straight-laced American FBI agent (Don Cheadle) uncover police corruption among the former's superiors while probing a drug-trafficking ring.

March 28, 2018: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 

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Dir. George Miller, George Ogilvie, Australia, 1985, 107 minutes, PG-13 

In the third of the "Mad Max" movies, Max (Mel Gibson) drifts into an evil town ruled by Turner. There he becomes a gladiator and gets dumped in the desert where he is rescued by a band of feral orphans who have been looking for help for years. When several of them take his appearance as a sign and go off into the desert, he follows them back to the town.

April 4, 2018:  A Fistful of Dollars

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Dir. Sergio Leone, Italy/West Germany/Spain, 1964, 100 minutes, R 

The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood) enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers (Antonio Prieto, Benny Reeves, Sieghardt Rupp) and sheriff John Baxter (Wolfgang Lukschy). When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit.

April 18, 2018:  El Topo 

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Dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico, 1970, 125 minutes, NR 

A black-clad gunfighter (Alejandro Jodorowsky) embarks on a symbolic quest in an Old West version of Sodom and Gomorrah.