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Building Bridges: An International Film Series

Building Bridges International Film Series
March 19, 2017

FLL sponsors film series March 19-23 at Zinema

Join us for a foreign language film series organized by the UMD Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the College of Liberal Arts, in collaboration with the Zinema 2 Theater at the Zeitgeist Arts Center.  We will be presenting six international films (with subtitles) organized around the theme of "Building Bridges."  Our kickoff event starts at 4:30 PM, March 19, with a double feature with films at 4:30 PM and 7 PM.  Over the following 4 nights,  each section of the department will screen a film introduced by a guest speaker.

All screenings are at Zinema 2 Theater, 222 East Superior St., in downtown Duluth, and all screenings are free to the public!  After each film, we will ask the audience to join faculty and students in the Atrium for snacks and an informal discussion.

Films & dates:
The Cranes are Flying (1957)
Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
March 19th, 4:30 PM
Section: Russian Area Studies
Young lovers Veronika and Boris are torn apart by WWII.

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Directed by Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta
March 19th 7 PM
Section: German Studies
Film adaptation of Heinrich Böll’s novel about a woman who faces harassment by the tabloid press and the police after spending a night with a wanted fugitive.

Dor (2006)
Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor
March 20 7 PM
Section: Cultural Entrepreneurship
Two women from very different backgrounds are brought together through the events in their lives.

Intouchables (2011)
Directed by Nakache/Tolenado,
March 21 7 PM
Section: French Studies
Inspired by the true story of a friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic and his French-Algerian caretaker.

American Dreams in China (2013)
Directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan
March 22 7 PM
Section: Chinese Area Studies
Three friends build an English-language school that caters to young people who dream of studying in the U.S.

No (2012)
Directed by Pablo Larraín
March 23 7 PM
Section: Latin American Studies and Hispanic Studies
Story of the campaign to win the plebiscite that toppled the dictatorship of Chile’s Augusto Pinochet in 1988.

FLL Film Series Poster
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For more information contact: Dan Nolan (; tel.: 218 726 6213.