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UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series 35 yearsFOREIGN FILM SERIES

Dear FFS patrons:

As part of our 35th year celebration we will be screening five films over a few week period beginning May 18. Each film will be screened three times. As a gift to our loyal patrons there will be no admission charge. 

Thanks for helping make the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series such an enduring success! Join our mailing list to receive early notifications! 

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)

Cinema Paradiso

May 18-20
Italy  |  1988  |  155 min  |  Giuseppe Tornatore  |  |  Italian Language  |  IMDB

If you love movies, it's impossible not to appreciate Cinema Paradiso, a heartwarming, nostalgic look at one man's love affair with film, and the story of a very special friendship. …it’s the kind of motion picture that can brighten up a gloomy day and bring a smile to the lips of the most taciturn individual.”—James Berardinelli 

Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 pm  |  Friday, May 19 at 7:30 pm  |  Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 pm


May 20-21
Japan  |  1985  |  114 min  |  Jûzô Itami  |  Japanese Language  |  IMDB

“Tampopo is one of those utterly original movies that seems to exist in no known category. Like the French comedies of Jacques Tati, it's a bemused meditation on human nature in which one humorous situation flows into another offhandedly, as if life were a series of smiles.” —Roger Ebert

Saturday, May 20 at 8 pm  |  Sunday, May 21 at 2 pm  |  Sunday, May 21 at 5 pm


Jun 1-3
UK/Italy  |  1966  |  111 min  |  Michelangelo Antonioni |  English Language  |  IMDB

Considered to be one of Antonioni’s masterpieces, Blow-Up is “…an engaging, provocative murder mystery that examines the existential nature of reality interpreted through photography.” —Tim Dirks

Thursday, June 1 at 7:30 pm  |  Friday, June 2 at 7:30 pm  |  Saturday, June 3 at 2 pm


Jun 3-4
Germany  |  1977  |  115 min  |  Werner Herzog |  German, English, Turkish Languages  |  IMDB

In Herzog’s classic film Stroszek, an alcoholic ex-con, Bruno, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin. 

“Downright brilliant tragicomedy from one of the masters when it comes to capture unconventional people chasing illusions. Bleak, offbeat and funny as hell.” —Pierluigi Puccini

Saturday, June 3 at 8 pm  |  Sunday, June 4 at 2 pm  |  Sunday, June 4 at 5 pm

King of Hearts

Jun 8-10
France  |  1966  |  102 min  |  Philippe de Broca |  French, English, German Languages  |  IMDB

In this film on the insanity of war, set during the latter part of WWI, Private Charles Plumpick (Alan Bates) is chosen to go into a French town and defuse a bomb left by the German army. Plumpick finds the town disserted except for inmates in the local insane asylum.

“For all of its laughter, its ironic twists, its moments of suspense, King of Hearts is a thoughtful motion picture, a comedy painted against a dark, brooding background, a diverting and entertaining film.” —Tony Mastroianni

Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 pm  |  Friday, June 9 at 7:30 pm  |  Saturday, June 10 at 2 pm

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