Arts & Ideas Committee
Dr. Lisa Eck
Dr. Sarah Cole
Dr. Carlos Martinez
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., 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.