Foreign Film

The Center for Continuing Education

Midwestern State University


Foreign/Independent Film Series                                                                  

• Film Series movies always shown on Tuesdays:

  • September 16, 2014:Ma Vie en Rose (1997) presented by Dr. Donnie Kirk


A French film, comical yet poignant, that tells the story of a six year old boy who believes he is a girl. One of the first films to spotlight transgender feelings in young children. The film depicts the difficulties facing a child with gender identity issues, how the confused parents and family, society, school, other children, and the neighborhood (hostile, hypocritical, and ignorant) handle the situation. Rated R


  • October 14, 2014: Amour (2012) presented by Dr. Ruth Morrow


Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. Even as the fruits of their lives and career remain bright, the couple's hopes for some dignity prove a dispiriting struggle even as their daughter enters the conflict. In the end, George, with his love fighting against his own weariness and diminished future on top of Anne's, is driven to make some critical decisions for them both. Rated PG-13


  • November 18, 2014:Rhythm is it! (2004) presented by Dr. Yvonne Franke


RHYTHM IS IT! Records the first big educational project of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra ventured out of the ivory tower of high culture into boroughs of low life for the sake of 250 youngsters. They had been strangers to classical music, but after arduous but thrilling preparation they danced to Stravinsky's 'Le Sacre du Printemps' ('The Rite of Spring'). Recorded with a breathtaking fidelity of sound, this film from Thomas Grube and Enrique Sánchez Lansch documents the stages of the Sacre project and offers deep insights into the rehearsals of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.


 Admission is free • donations are always welcome! 

 All films are in E
nglish or sub-titled




For information contact The Center for Continuing Education at MSU  

If you are interested in presenting a film, contact Lorraine Parmer at 397-4307.