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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

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

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

2017 Films