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Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies

Foreign Language Blockbusters

Good Bye, Lenin!

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 5 p.m.

Wolfgang Becker’s 2003 film involves the mother of a young Berliner and a staunch supporter of the East German state who has a heart attack and falls into a coma after seeing her son at a political protest. Eight months later, she awakens, weak and bedridden, while reunification is in full swing in the city outside. In order to keep her safe from the shock of this new world, her son Alex hatches a plan to keep her in the dark. After the screening, Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies faculty members lead a discussion. The film is in German with English subtitles.

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 English

Modern Narratives Film Series

Moonlight

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m.

Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award-winning 2016 film is a challenging, thoughtful and riveting chronicle of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. As Chiron passes through childhood and adolescence into adulthood, he confronts critical issues of sexuality, identity and the confusion of being a human in a difficult world. Tripthi Pillai, CCU associate professor of English, leads a discussion following the screening.

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

A Very Long Engagement

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5 p.m.

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2004 film tells the story of a young woman’s relentless search for her fiancé, a soldier who disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War I. Following the screening, Philip Whalen, CCU professor of history, provides the historical and political context for the film and leads a discussion on France, World War I and memory. The film is in French with English subtitles.

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)