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  • Ida

    April 28 - May 1  |  Student Center Cinema
  • Ida

    April 28 - May 1  |  Student Center Cinema


For our 34th consecutive season we have assembled 14 internationally acclaimed films from thirteen different countries. The selections in the 2015-2016 series have been recognized by critics as some of the best cinema the world has to offer, collecting prizes from international film festivals and award competitions such as the U.S. Academy Awards, Cannes Film Festival, César Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, and the Asian-Pacific Film Festival. This year's program includes all five Oscar finalists for Best Foreign Language Film, including the winner, Ida (Poland, 2013).

As an entertainment value, the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series remains a bargain that cannot be beat! For less than $2 per film, our patrons have six show time options, including a liberal switching policy; 3 free guest passes; and full-length reviews.

Parkside Student Night: All Parkside students get in FREE at the Sunday 5 pm shows with ID!


Admission is by season subscription only, there are no individual ticket sales.  Prorated season subscriptions are available. Order your season tickets as soon as possible! Our most popular show times, Thursday 7:30 pm, Friday 7:30 pm and Saturday 5 pm have sold out for a number of years running. We encourage you to order your tickets online. Alternatively, you can fill out the order form on this brochure and mail it to: UW-Parkside Ranger Card Office, P.O. Box 2000, Kenosha, WI 53141-2000; or you can call 262-595-2307.

We will mail your tickets to you, or if you order late, we will hold your tickets at the box office.

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)



Ida  |  Apr 28 - May 1
Anna is young and naive, an orphan raised in a convent. Wanda is middle-aged and cynical, a chain-smoking, hard-drinking judge. These are the two women at the center of this delicate and unforgettable film. Anna is an eighteen-year-old novice about to take her vows to join the religious order that raised her since she was a baby orphaned during the war. Before she does, though, she receives some life-changing information: Anna has an aunt, Wanda, and Anna was born Ida Lebenstein, to Jewish parents. Thus begins a journey in which aunt and niece drive back to the Polish village of Anna's parents in an effort to discover how they died and where they were buried. Riveting, original and breathtakingly accomplished on every level, Ida would be a masterpiece in any era, in any country. 2015 USA Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film. (Poland, 2013) Director: Pawel Pawlikowski. Polish, Latin, French languages. 82 min.

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900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345