International Film Festival begins Feb. 25

February 12, 2013

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education International Film Festival, which includes six films in total, opens on campus Monday, Feb. 25 and continues until Monday, March 18. All films are free and begin at 6 p.m. in Lundeen Lecture Hall, Room 103, in Doudna Hall. An opening night reception scheduled from 4:30-6 p.m. in Ullsvik Hall’s Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery will kick off the event prior to the showing of the first film.

Dr. Laura Beadling, UW-Platteville assistant professor of English who leads the film festival committee, said the event is celebrating its fifth year and has brought more than 30 international films to campus so far.

This year’s festival schedule, which has been updated due to a change in grant funding, includes “A Separation” on Monday, Feb. 25; “The Secret in Their Eyes” on Thursday, Feb. 28; “Machuca” on Monday, March 4; “As a Young Girl of Thirteen” on Monday, March 11; “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” on Thursday, March 14; and “Last Train Home” on Monday, March 18.

All films will be introduced by a UW-Platteville faculty or staff member who will also facilitate a question-and-answer session and discussion after each showing.

Film festival committee members, in addition to Beadling, are UW-Platteville colleagues Dr. Melissa Gormley, associate history professor; Dr. Arthur L. Ranney, media studies professor; Dr. Chris Schulenburg, assistant Spanish professor; Dr. David Schuler, associate theatre professor; Dr. Adam C. Stanley, associate history professor; and Dr. Richard Waugh, geography professor. In recognition of their dedication to this event, the team received the 2012 UW-Platteville College of LAE Excellence in Teamwork award last semester.

Also presenting during the festival are Dr. Abdol Soofi, UW-Platteville economics professor; and Lin (Eileen) Wu, UW-Platteville Confucius Institute instructor and associate professor at South-Central University for Nationalities in Wuhan, China.

The event is made possible with the support of the UW-Platteville College of LAE Dean’s Fund, Confucius Institute, Department of Humanities, Department of Performing and Visual Arts, Department of Social Sciences, Office of the Provost, Pioneer Advertising Federation, Social and Environmental Justice Program Council, and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Contact: Dr. Laura Beadling, assistant professor, UW-Platteville Department of Humanities, (608) 342-1926, beadlingl@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Barbara Weinbrenner, communications specialist, UW-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191, weinbreb@uwplatt.edu

 

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