Passport to World Cinema Series: The Act of Killing
Jul 25 2013 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Presented by the School of Film and the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the "Passport to World Cinema" monthly film series features the past year's strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the screenings – shown on 35mm film – will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur.
This month features "The Act of Killing," a film from Denmark/Norway/U.K. directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.
Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both University of the Arts ID holders and PFS members.
María Teresa Rodríguez is an award-winning filmmaker and teaching artist whose work often centers on untold stories of Latinos in the Americas whose experiences reflect a larger socio-political reality. Her most recent film "Niños de la Memoria/Children of Memory" (with co-producer Kathryn Smith Pyle) will be broadcast on the series "Global Visions on the World Channel" on June 30, 2013. Previous films include "Mirror Dance" (with Frances McElroy), which was broadcast on PBS' Independent Lens and received a LASA Award of Merit and a Cine Golden Eagle Award; the documentary "Becoming American" for the California Newsreel/Vital Pictures series "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" (PBS, 2008), which received a 2009 duPont-Columbia; and "From Here to There/ De Aquí a Allá," which received a First Place Award for Short Documentary at the XVII International Film Festival of Uruguay. She is a 2012 Fulbright Scholar, a 2011 Sundance Documentary Fellow (Edit and Story Lab), and the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and a Leeway Transformation Award, which recognizes the work of women artists engaged in social change.
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