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FILM: CAPERNAÜM (Free Student Screening)

September 29, 2019
5 pm - 7 pm

Sep 26-29  |  Lebanon, 2018  |  Nadine Labaki  |  Arabic, Amharic languages  |  126 min

FREE STUDENT SCREENING  Sunday, Sep 29  |  5 pm

Capernaüm begins in court with what looks like the preamble to a high-profile custody battle, but it soon becomes clear that the seating plan is not quite right for a divorce. The twelve-year-old boy, Zain, is the plaintiff, and announces that he wants to sue his parents “for giving me life”. Through immersively stunning flashbacks, the audience is introduced to an extremely poor Lebanon where abandoned children roam the streets. Reaching his breaking point, Zain’s story begins when his eleven-year-old sister is sold into marriage with an older man. Despondent and tired, he flees, taking the bus to a nearby town and quickly learning there is an entire community of children living on the streets. This sensational film turns the plight of this lad growing up in the slums and streets of Beirut into a social-realist blockbuster fired by furious compassion and teeming with sorrow, yet strewn with diamond-shards of beauty, wit, and hope. 2018 São Paulo International Film Festival, winner: Best Feature Film; 2018 Norwegian International Film Festival, winner: Best Film. IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8267604/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


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.

Parking Lot A
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