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FILM: Shoplifters (Free Student Screening)

September 15, 2019
5 pm - 7 pm

Sep 12-15  |  Japan, 2018  |  Hirokazu Kore-eda  |  Japanese language  |  121 min

Shoplifters is an intricate and nuanced family drama in the classical Japanese style. The film opens with a perfectly calibrated scene in a store with a man and boy making eye contact, moving slowly through the aisles. Of course, what they are doing is shoplifting, but we instantly get the feeling that they are doing it to survive. There are hints of greater secrets and a more complex past within this family. The final half-hour is some of the most emotional, powerful filmmaking of the year, attributable to how delicately Kore-eda has drawn these characters over the ninety preceding minutes. In many ways, the film feels like a natural extension of themes that Kore-eda has been exploring his entire career, whether it is the abandoned children of Nobody Knows; the generational shifts of Still Walking; or the jarring mix-up of Like Father, Like Son; family is an emotive and fragile concept, vulnerable to the vagaries of economic hardship and social change. 2019 Asian Film Awards, winner: Best Film, Best Composer; 2018 Cannes Film Festival, winner: Palme d’Or; 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival, winner: Best Film. IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8075192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

FREE STUDENT SCREENING  Sunday, Sep 15  |  5 pm


Welcome to the 2019-2020 Foreign Film Series. The 38th consecutive season of the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series (FFS) includes 15 internationally acclaimed films, including: Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave classic Breathless (France, 1960); Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters (Japan, 2018), which won Best Picture at the 2019 Asian Film Awards; and Secret Ingredient (North Macedonia, 2017), selected as North Macedonia’s 2019 Oscar submission and an impressive first feature from director Gjorce Stavreski. The other films in the program have been recognized for excellence in numerous international film festivals and competitions around the world such as the Sundance Film Festival, the European Film Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival.


Season subscription only. Students are FREE with ID on Sundays at 5 pm.

Visit the box office online (tickets link below) or call campus concierge: 262-595-2307


Thursday 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 5 pm and 8 pm
Sunday 2 pm and 5 pm

Foreign language films are subtitled, and subtitles are used on English language films when available.


Student Center Cinema
900 Wood Rd. 
Kenosha, WI 53144
Parking: Lot A

Purchase Subscription here: https://uwparksidetickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx

The Rita Box Office

Student Center

The Student Center is a place to grab a quick bite, meet a friend for coffee, hold a meeting or simply sit in a comfortable chair and study. It also houses Academic offices such as Admissions, New Student Services, and the Student Involvement Center.

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