2017-2018 International Film Series

The new International Film Series schedule has been posted at CF.edu/filmseries.

For fall 2017, both the 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. showing will be at the Ocala Campus in Building 8, Room 110.

The CF International Film Series educates and inspires through world films that are culturally, historically and artistically important. We hope you will join us as we explore and enjoy our world though great cinema.

Sept. 12: “The Nightingale” (PG-13, China, 2013, 105 min)
When her workaholic parents have to go on trips, young Ren Xing is left in the care of her estranged grandfather
Zhi Gen Zhu, a widower who lives in a small apartment in Beijing. Zhu desires to return to his small home town in the country for sentimental purposes, and takes the spoiled, precocious, selfish Xing along. The Nightingale contains superb cinematography which captures some breathtaking locations and scenery of rural China. This is a film packed with heart and charm. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

Sept. 26: “Inside Llewyn Davis” (R, USA, 2013, 110 min)
Directed by the Coen brothers, this story takes us back to Greenwich Village in the winter of 1961 as Llewyn Davis is trying to make a name for himself in the New York music scene. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, finding what work he can find, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the basket houses of the Village to an empty Chicago club — on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul — and back again. In English.

Oct. 10: “Tangerines” (R, Estonia/Georgia, 2013, 90 min)
When the war in Abkhazia starts, two rural Estonian men stay in the village to harvest tangerines. But they get caught in the crossfire between two small bands of warring soldiers. Only two of the fighters survive. Both are badly wounded, but the two Estonian farmers take them in and begin to nurse them back to health. Tangerines was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. In Estonian, Georgian and Russian with English subtitles.

Oct. 24: “Ixcanul” (NR, Guatemala, 2015, 95 min)
This is the first Guatemalan film to be screened at the CF International Film Series. Maria, a 17-year-old Mayan girl, lives on the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her, but her suitor must first spend months working in the city. It is a world Maria knows nothing of, but is forced to grapple with when serious problems arise. In Spanish and Kaqchikel with English subtitles.

Nov. 7: “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (PG-13, New Zealand, 2016, 102 min)
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh new start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the Loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec (Sam Neill) and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the rugged New Zealand bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. A touching and very funny film. In English.