Canceled: Secret Ingredient (Free Student Screening)

MR FFS Secret Ingredient
April 05, 2020
5 pm - 7 pm

Apr 2-5  |  Republic of North Macedonia, 2017  |  Gjorce Stavreski  |  Macedonian language  |  104 min

FREE STUDENT SCREENING  Sunday, Apr 5  |  5 pm

Stavreski adds a few secret ingredients of his own to this bittersweet debut, moving beyond the story’s local context into the more universal terrain of unresolved family tensions, the dangers of superstition, and the healing power of love. Handsome and affable in a disheveled hangdog way, Vele is a thirtysomething blue-collar mechanic struggling to afford medicine for his seriously ill father, Sazdo. Both men badly need a miracle to escape their bleak, impoverished lives. Vele decides to improvise by baking a medicinal cannabis cake to ease his father’s pain, passing it off as an experimental new treatment. Part bumbling crime caper, part gritty social realism, the film’s stoner premise is underpinned by a rough-hewn realism that elevates this sharply executed comedy into a heart-warming expose of Macedonia’s broken health system. 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, winner: Best Feature Film; 2018 Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema, winner: Best Director. 



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

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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