International Film Series, Fall 2017
NAU International Film Series Fall 2017:
All Screenings are
Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.
Liberal Arts building, room
120, on the NAU Campus.
Free and open to
Sponsored by The
Departments of Comparative Cultural Studies, English, and Global Languages and
Cultures and The College of Arts & Letters.
(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.)
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:
- Create a Guest Account for designated free parking at nau.edu/guest.
- Then contact NAU Parking by calling 928-523-6623 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to verify you are not affiliated with NAU.
- 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 Fall 2017 Schedule
September 6, 2017: MRead More
September 20, 2017: AlgierRead More
Fritz Lang, Germany, 1931, 111 minutes
this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre), a serial killer who
preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt.
Beckert's heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he
is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and
criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail,
sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice.
Cromwell, USA, 1938, 99 minutes
Algiers, Algeria, notorious thief Pepe le Moko (Charles Boyer) evades police
capture by hiding within the maze-like Casbah district. Pepe's renown makes him
a popular target not only with policeman Javier but also sympathetic Inspector
Slimane (Joseph Calleia) and jealous thief Regis. Through Slimane, Pepe meets
the beautiful American Gaby (Hedy Lamarr) and becomes obsessed with her. Regis'
plan to lure Pepe out into the open falls apart, until Pepe learns that he may
never see Gaby again.
September 27, 2017: Stray Dog (野良犬 Nora Inu)Read More
Dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1949, 122 minutes
Murakami (Toshirô Mifune) is a young and inexperienced
detective on the Tokyo police force. While riding a crowded bus on a hot summer
day, he discovers that his gun has been stolen out of its holster. Reluctant to
lose face by reporting the gun missing, Murakami first dives alone into the
depths of postwar Tokyo's poverty-stricken slums and criminal underworld, but
when the missing gun is implicated in a crime spree, a more experienced
detective (Takashi Shimura) lends his expertise.
(synopsis from https://g.co/kgs/CrrAag)
October 4, 2017: The Manhattan Short Film FestivalRead More
October 18, 2017: Death of a Cyclist/Muerte De Un CyclistaRead More
week, September 28 – October 8, 2017, over 100,000 viewers gather in over 250 cities
across 6 continents will view and vote on the 10 short film finalists in this
annual event. This is one of the largest short film festivals in the world and
it is the World's First virtual and global film festival. Come vote for your
favorite film. Co-sponsored by the NAU
School of Communication.
Antonio Bardem, Spain, 1955, 88 minutes
Juan (Alberto Closas) is sleeping with Maria (Lucía Bosé), who's married to a
rich man. After one such tryst, Juan is driving Maria home when he accidentally
strikes and kills a cyclist. But Juan is at a crucial stage in his career,
Maria adores her luxurious lifestyle and both lovers fear that this incident
will cause a scandal that upsets their lives. They flee the scene, but Rafa
(Carlos Casaravilla), one of Maria's wealthy peers, confronts the couple with
blackmail on his mind.
October 25, 2017: American Soldier/Der Amerikanische SoldatRead More
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1970, 80 minutes
soldier returns home from Vietnam and is hired by crooked cops to kill a few
crooks but things get complicated when one cop's girlfriend falls for him.
November 1, 2017: Insomnia
Skjoldbjærg, Norway, 1997, 95 minutes
Swedish cops aid the Norwegian police in hunting for the murderer of a girl,
15. They track a suspect; in the fog near the sea he seems to escape, wounding
one policeman. One of the Swedes, Jonas Engström, fires his revolver,
accidentally killing his partner. He then tries to cover it up. Over the next
several days, the sleepless Engström manipulates the evidence of his partner's
death more and more elaborately as he and others pursue the girl's killer.
Then, he hears from the killer, who has observed him shoot his partner. Is a
net closing in on Engström? Will someone police the police?
November 15, 2017: VolverRead More
Dir. Pedro Almodóvar, Spain,
2006, 121 minutes
Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco
and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both
miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house
fire along with their father. A former neighbor from their hometown reports
that she has seen the ghost of Irene and both daughters do not believe her.
After a murder and a family tragedy, Irene's spirit materializes around her
daughters to help comfort them.
(synopsis from https://g.co/kgs/18Q2pW)
November 29, 2017: Beat the DevilRead More
Dir. John Huston, USA, 1954, 89
In this John Huston film—which features an unusual mix of adventure,
comedy and crime elements -- Billy (Humphrey Bogart) and Maria Dannreuther
(Gina Lollobrigida) are among a number of travelers stranded in Italy en route
to Africa. While the Dannreuthers seem like an average couple, they have the
same goal as Mrs. Gwendolen Chelm (Jennifer Jones) and some of their other
shifty companions—to lay claim to property that is supposedly rich with
(synopsis from https://g.co/kgs/LrcZYX)