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For more information about the Appalachian State University Global Film Series, contact Beth Cramer (828) 262-4967.

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Belk Library & Information Commons Presents the Global Film Series

The Global Film Series is a cooperative campus effort to provide a blend of cinema from around the world, in various languages, and representing a wide variety of cinematic genres. Based on input from students groups, faculty, and staff, we select current releases both educational and entertaining. In addition, the Global Film Series provides a platform for student groups and faculty to share their international experience, knowledge, and extracurricular opportunities through a variety of associated activities.

Global Film Series Schedule 2017

Dheepan
Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:30 pm
Greenbriar Theater, Plemmons Student Union (Free Admission)

"Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the new film from acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) is a gripping, human tale of survival. On the losing side of a civil war in Sri Lanka, a Tamil soldier (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) poses as the husband and father of two other refugees in order to escape their ravaged homeland. Arriving in France, the makeshift "family" sets about establishing a new life-only to find themselves once again embroiled in violence on the mean streets of Paris. A heartrending saga of three strangers united by circumstance and struggle." - Rotten Tomatoes

Train to Busan
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30 pm
Greenbriar Theater, Plemmons Student Union (Free Admission)

TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes... or so everyone hopes.

White God 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:30 pm
Greenbriar Theater, Plemmons Student Union (Free Admission)
Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him.

The Salesman
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 pm
I.G. Greer Theater (Free Admission)

Academy award winner (Best Foreign Language Film 2017) from acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.  After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.

"Iran's Best Foreign Language Oscar nominee deftly captures the universality of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" and parks it within the story of a crime and a husband's efforts to get justice."
    
Roger Moore, Movie Nation

The Handmaiden 
Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:30 pm
I.G. Greer Theater (Free Admission)
Due to violence and sexuality, this film is for the 17+ audience

From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OldboyLady Vengeance and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama. Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of two women - a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a con man to defraud her of a large inheritance.

"Chan-wook Park's The Handmaiden is deliciously perverse, delightfully twisty, and unapologetically erotic."
James Berardinelli, ReelViews

2017 Films