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)
“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
“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
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
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
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