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HCC Spring Film Series

Henderson Community College presents its Spring 2011 Film Series

Cinema International: Films from Around the Globe

Films will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in Room STC 310 and admission is free

Battleship Potemkin Russian Cinema February 10
This film put Soviet cinema on the map and established Sergei Eisenstein as a master director. The film follows a naval mutiny that inspires a citizens revolt. The harsh police reprisals make this film shocking and memorable. (1925, 71 minutes, black amp; white, silent with subtitles) Discussion led by Kevin Reid.

Casablanca American Cinema February 24
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and directed by Michael Curtiz, this is one of America s most iconic films. Bogart, an American entrepreneur, runs Casablanca s most popular bar in the days before America enters World War II. Bogart s lover is a French woman fighting against the Nazis. Will Bogart, though a neutral, stand up for what is right and stop the Germans? (1942, 102 minutes) Discussion led by Mike Knecht.

The Seventh Seal Swedish Cinema March 10
Starring Max von Sydow and directed by Ingmar Bergman, this is Bergman s masterpiece. Von Sydow returns home to find a land ravaged by the Black Death. Along the way von Sydow staves off Death by playing a game of chess. Who will win, and what will von Sydow discover about humanity? (1957, 96 minutes, black amp; white, subtitled) Discussion led by Steve McCarty.

Throne of Blood Japanese Cinema March 24
Starring Toshiro Mifune and directed by Akira Kurosawa. The master of samurai theater, Kurosawa brings Shakespeare s Macbeth to life in Japan. As with all of Kurosawa s remakes of western literature, this film is as much about the feel and look of samurai-era Japan as about Shakespeare s story. (1961, 110 minutes, subtitled) Discussion led by Cary Conley.

Enter the Dragon Hong Kong Cinema April 7
Bruce Lee starred and also choreographed the fights in this film which raised Hong Kong cinema to mainstream status. Lee is an agent who must use his martial arts skills to take down a renegade priest who has become a drug lord and sadist. (1973, 98 minutes) Discussion led by Bill Dixon.

Run Lola Run German Cinema April 21
Starring Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu, directed by Tom Tykwer. This is a frantic high-speed chase with Potente, a punk musician, running to deliver money in order to save her boyfriend from an evil mobster. Plot twists and taught action brought this film great acclaim. (1998, 98 minutes, German with subtitles) Discussion led by Katie Griffis.