Passport to World Cinema Series: The Fifth Season
Feb 21 2013 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Presented by the School of Film and the Philadelphia Film Society, 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 Fifth Season" by Belgian directors Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth ("Khadak," "Antiplano"), true visionaries of surrealistic cinema, who tell a bleak and beautiful tale of a small village where spring refuses to come, halting the harvest at a standstill and creating chaos among the residents.
Nora M. Alter is chair and professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University. Her teaching and research have been focused on 20th and 21st century cultural and visual studies from a comparative perspective. She is the author of Vietnam Protest Theatre: The Television War on Stage (1996), Projecting History: Non-Fiction German Film (2002), Chris Marker (2006) and co-editor with Lutz Koepnick of Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture (2004). She has published essays on German and European Studies, Film and Media Studies, Cultural and Visual Studies, and Contemporary Art.
Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both University of the Arts ID holders and Philadelphia Film Society members.
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