Film Showings Scheduled for Thursdays, March 17 and April 14 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Waymon L. Hickman Building – Cherry Theater
(Columbia, Tenn. – March 10, 2011) - - - Columbia State Community College’s International Education Committee will host an International Film Series Thursday, March 17 and Thursday, April 14 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Cherry Theater located in the Waymon L. Hickman building. This film series will give viewers the opportunity to see two notable foreign films including the Oscar-Nominated 2010 love story, I Am Love and the worldwide blockbuster thriller, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The series is complimentary and open to the public.
I Am Love will be held on Thursday, March 17. This film, starring British sensation Tilda Swinton details a torrid love story exploring the complex relationship of a love between a younger man and an older woman. The film was nominated for an Oscar for outstanding costume design and was nominated in Britain by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for Best Foreign Language film. The film covers territory rarely seen in American productions and provides a beautiful cinematic display of Italy.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is scheduled for Thursday, April 14. Swedish writer and activist, Stieg Larsson died in 2004 but left behind three unpublished books that became one of the best thriller series of the millennium. In 2009, Swedish director, Niels Arden Oplev directed this film based on Larsson’s work. The series follows the adventures of Lisbeth Salander, a brilliant but offbeat hacker and apprentice criminalist. Dragon Tattoo is a complex tale of murder and twisted relationships. The film was a massive hit in Sweden and has been viewed around the world. Produced for $13 million, the production has made well over $100 million in revenue this past year. Naomi Repace has won worldwide praise for her performance as Lisbeth. The film was widely praised for its cinema style and disturbing storytelling. Larsson was a witness to a rape when a youth, and succumbed to bystander apathy doing nothing to help the victim. He regretted it his whole life and worked to show the savage results of sexual abuse to women in his novels. Most critics think he succeeded.
The International Film Series is an exciting program bringing hit international films to audiences at Columbia State. For more information contact Ana Basoa-McMillan, Associate Professor of English and Spanish at (931) 540-2876 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cherry Theater is located in the Waymon L. Hickman building on Columbia State’s Columbia Campus.
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