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Foreign Film Series

Films are shown in the Student Center Cinema
Admission to each of the three summer films is $4/person, paid at the door.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Foreign Film Series is once again hosting a short summer program of internationally acclaimed films. This short program is an ideal opportunity for you to introduce your cinephile friends to the UW−Parkside Foreign Film Series without committing to an entire season.

Please pay close attention to the scheduling days and times of BURNING BUSH. The film was produced in three parts. Patrons will pay a one-time $4 admission fee for Parts 1 & 2; there will be no admission fee for Part 3. Screening days and times are listed below.

See you at the movies!

UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series Committee
Norm Cloutier (FFS Director, Professor of Economics)
Donald Kummings (Emeritus Professor of English)


Information on the 2015‒2016 Foreign Film Series will be posted soon.


Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem - July 9-11

Thursday 7:30 p.m. | Friday 7:30 p.m. | Saturday 8:00 p.m.

Viviane has been applying for divorce for years but in Israel her divorce is only possible with her husband's consent, but he will not agree. Heartbreaking, powerful, and frustrating, this drama deftly reveals the Catch-22-like logic of rabbinical divorce court and its unequal treatment of women. 2014 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Best Film; 2014 National Board of Review Awards: Top Five Foreign Films. Hebrew, French, and Arabic languages. 115 min. (Israel, 2014) Directors: Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz


Burning Bush - July 14-18

The film was produced in three parts. Patrons will pay a one-time $4 admission fee for Parts 1 & 2; there will be no admission fee for Part 3. 

This true life drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of Jan Palach, a Prague history student who gave his life in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1969. Dagmar Buresová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Jan's family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonor Palach's heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia. Czech language. 2014 Hong Kong International Film Festival: Best Director; 2014 Czech Lions: Best Film, Best Director. Parts 1 and 2 combined, 156 min; Part 3, 78 min.

Here are the screening days and times:

 Tuesday, July 14  7:00 p.m.  Parts 1 & 2*
 Wednesday, July 15  7:30 p.m.  Part 3
 Thursday, July 16  7:00 p.m.  Parts 1 & 2
 Friday, July 17  7:30 p.m.  Part 3
 Saturday, July 18  5:00 p.m.  Parts 1, 2 and 3**
* The combined running time of Parts 1 & 2 is 156 min, and Part 3 runs 78 min.
** On Saturday, July 18, there will be an intermission following Parts 1 & 2. Part 3 will begin at 8:00 p.m.


Exit Through the Gift Shop - July 23-25

Thursday 7:30 p.m. | Friday 7:30 p.m. | Saturday 8:00 p.m.

This is an inside story of Street Art. The film follows an eccentric shopkeeper turned amateur filmmaker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous street artists on camera, only to have the elusive British stencil artist Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this enthralling modern-day fairytale delights in taking you by surprise. 2010 New York Film Critics Online and 2010 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Best Documentary. English and French languages. 87 min.  (UK, 2010) Director: Banksy

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