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Arts & Ideas Committee

Dr. Lisa Eck
Chair

Brian Bishop
Dr. Sarah Cole
Jennifer Donabed
Millie Gonzalez
Jonathan Lee
Dan Magazu
Roxana Marrero
Dr. Carlos Martinez
Bonnie Mitchell
Robin Robinson
Luis Rodriguez
Ben Trapanick
Dr. Linda Vaden-Goad
Dr. Samuel Witt

Film screenings and discussions will be held in the Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis Street in Framingham, at 7 p.m. 

*Free admission for FSU Faculty and Staff with ID. Other non-FSU students get in for $5.00. The cost is $9.00 for Amazing Things members, $5.00 for seniors and $12.00 for general admission.

Submitted by Dr. Arthur Nolletti, Jr., Professor Emeritus, FSU.

Wed., Sept. 17, 2014 Christian Petzold's BARBARA (Germany, 2012). When a young Berlin doctor (Nina Hoss in a haunting performance) comes into conflict with the East German Secret Police or Stasi, she is banished to a drab pediatric ward in a remote northern town. A fascinating exploration of the shattering effects of state-sponsored surveillance on personal relationships and individual liberty. In German with English subtitles. 105 min.

Wed., Oct. 15, 2014 Calin Peter Netzer's CHILD'S POSE (Pozitia copilului; Romania, 2013). Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Child's Pose deals with a 60-year old matriarch whose determination to control her adult son's life faces its greatest challenge when he accidentally runs over a child. As a mother one loves to hate, Luminitu Gheorghiu gives a fearsome performance. In Romanian with English subtitles. 112 min.

Wed., Nov. 19, 2014 Uchida Kenji's KEY OF LIFE (Kagi dorobo no messodo; Japan, 2012)Director Uchida's acclaimed screwball comedy deals with three characters brought together by chance: a young executive looking for a suitable husband, a hit man suffering from amnesia, and an out-of-work actor who assumes his identity. The result is imaginatively orchestrated chaos and a wise, witty look at human nature. In Japanese with English subtitle. 128 min.

Wed., March 18, 2015 Gilles Legrand's YOU WILL BE MY SON (Tu seras mon fils; France, 2011).  Legrand's domestic drama focuses on the problematic relationship between an owner of a prestigious vineyard and his son, whom he holds in contempt. Set in the lush rolling hills of the Saint-Emilion region, the film ultimately emerges as a psychological thriller with overtones of Greek tragedy. In French with English subtitles. 102 min.

Wed., April 15, 2015 Ziad Doueiri's THE ATTACK (L'Attentat; Belgium, Egypt, and France; 2012). When a successful Palestinian surgeon is informed that his wife was a suicide bomber whose attack killed a dozen children, he sets out on a mission to prove her innocence. In the process he learns the truth not only about his marriage but also about the need for moral responsibility. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. 102 min.

Wed., May 20, 2015 Asghar Farhadi's THE PAST (Le Passe; France, Iran, and Italy, 2013). Director Farhdi's richly nuanced, spell-weaving follow-up to his Oscar-winning A Separation (2012) begins with a long-separated couple who meet to finalize their divorce. Focusing on a half-dozen characters, the film explores their secrets, desires, and betrayals, revealing that the past is never truly past. In French and Persian/Farsi with English subtitles. 130 min.

 

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