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International Film Series

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Border Crossings: Culture and Identity in Film

Fall 2018 Schedule:

Coco
Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina (2017). In English and Spanish
Friday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. in Science 201

Recipient: Academy Award for Best Animated Film and Best Song. Based on the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, this animated film traces the life of Miguel who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. Boundaries between the living and the dead are fluid within this culturally rich film.


Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas)
Director: Christian Carion (2005). In German and French with English subtitles.
Friday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. in Science 201

In 1914 during WWI, German, French and Scottish soldiers agree to an informal truce — unbeknownst to their superiors — in the trenches of the “No Man’s Land” that separates them in order to Celebrate Christmas Eve together. This true story tells of how the soldiers broke the wartime boundaries and formed a fragile temporary fraternity during this bloody war.


Presented by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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