The Center for Continuing Education
Midwestern State University
FOREIGN•DOCUMENTARY•INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES
Film Series movies always shown on Tuesdays:
• September 17, 2013: The Intouchables (2011) presented by Dr. Mitzi Lewis
The Intouchables is a French comedy-drama. An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), this film depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common. Rated R
• October 15, 2013: Nosferatu (1922) presented by John Dement
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. This silent classic is based on the story "Dracula." The film was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel. Stoker's heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, one print of Nosferatu survived and the film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema. This is THE original vampire movie and a creepy one at that! No rating.
• November 19, 2013: A Single Man (2009) presented by Dr. Donnie Kirk
Directed by Tom Ford, The Single Man is about an English professor who feels loss. Not only is he still grieving the death of his longtime companion, but he's also a Brit teaching English at a California college. He's so distraught with heartbreak that he's decided to kill himself, and proceeds to get all his affairs in order while carrying on with what otherwise would be a normal day. But throughout his preparations, George keeps running into individuals who offer him glimpses of why he should stay alive. Powerful performances by Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. Rated R
Admission is free • donations are always welcome!
All films are in English 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.