Where: UW-Parkside Student Center Cinema.
Admission: $5 per film; tickets available at the door only.
Foreign language films are subtitled, and subtitles are used on English language films when available.
See you at the movies!
UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series Committee,
Norm Cloutier (FFS Director, Professor of Economics), and
Donald Kummings (Emeritus Professor of English)
WHERE YOU’RE MEANT TO BE
This thought-provoking and amusing documentary follows cult-pop raconteur Aidan Moffat as he sets out to explore Scotland’s past by rewriting and touring its oldest songs. Director Fegan beautifully shows the countryside of Scotland, and Moffat’s lyrical skill and love of grim humor sits well with the accounts of romance, debauchery and existential dread. Gigs in out of the way towns and the idiosyncratic eccentricities of locals make this the cinematic equivalent of a free-spirited open mic night – funny with moments of bleak beauty and always with the potential of stumbling blindly over the edge. Not strictly for fans of folk music, this film will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in storytelling, mythology and what we can learn from the past—an authentic, funny and genuine celebration of folk music that delves into the soul. 2016 Chicago International Film Festival: Best Documentary.
Screenings: Thursday 7:30 pm | Friday 7:30 pm | Saturday 8 pm
A MAN CALLED OVE
A 59-year-old widower, Ove represents a Scandinavian everyman who saunters on no matter what life throws at him. He is a cantankerous and nosy old man who was ousted from his job as the president of the block association ages ago, and he’s never forgiven the mutiny—or fully relinquished his duties. We come to meet the younger Ove through vivid flashbacks and learn that he was a prudent but good-hearted man whose life was marked by both unspeakable tragedy and overwhelming love. As we learn more, it is impossible not to root for the depressed, guarded, and ultimately endearing Ove. 2016 European Film Awards, winner: European Comedy.