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Department of History

War & Society Film Series

The Promise

Thursday, Nov. 2, 12:30 p.m.

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, Terry George’s 2016 historical drama tells the story of a romantic rivalry between Mikael, an Armenian-born medical student, and Chris, a renowned American journalist working in Paris, as they vie for the affections of Ana, an Armenian-born woman raised in France. As the empire devolves into chaos and the Armenian genocide ravages the country, these men set their feelings aside to get themselves and their people to safety. Christopher Gunn, CCU assistant professor of history, provides the historical and political context in a discussion after the film.

This film is rated R and contains content that may be inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

Myrtle Beach Education Center, 79th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket required)

Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies

Foreign Language Blockbusters

Paris je t’aime

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m.

Created by a team of more than 20 international directors including Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón and Walter Salles, Paris je t’aime is a 2006 romance anthology that tours the city of love through 18 vignettes about lovers. Each story is dedicated to one of the city’s arrondissements (districts). The film is in French, English, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin with English subtitles. Following the screening, languages and intercultural studies faculty provide historical and cultural context for the film.

This film is rated R and contains content that may be inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket required)

Department of History

War & Society Film Series

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 5 p.m.

Luc Besson’s 1999 historical drama depicts the life of the sainted French war heroine and martyr. Starring Milla Jovovich as Joan, this film begins with the young girl witnessing the atrocities of the English against her country during the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453). Joan is depicted having visions at age 13 that inspire her to go to battle and lead her people to victory. Following the screening, Brian Nance, CCU professor of history, provides the historical context in a discussion on 15th- century Europe.

This film is rated R and contains content that may be inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public
(no ticket required)

Department of Communication, Media and Culture

Communication Movie Night

Idiocracy

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m.

Mike Judge’s 2006 satirical science fiction comedy tells the story of two average Americans who participate in a top-secret military hibernation experiment, waking 500 years later to a dystopian society. In the future, advertising, commercialism and cultural anti-intellectualism have overtaken and dumbed down society to the point that these veritable time-travelers are the smartest people alive. Following the film, Department of Communication, Media and Culture faculty members Corinne Dalelio, Wes Fondren and Kyle Holody lead a discussion on media effects.

This film is rated R and contains content that may be inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket required)