International Film Series

I-House and United Nations Association – Davis Chapter co-sponsors the screening of free international films (with subtitles) on the first and third Fridays of each month from September – May. Refreshments are served at 7:30pm, and films begin at 8:00pm. Donations are appreciated. In addition to the United Nations series, I-House offers a variety of mini film festivals throughout the year.

There is no charge, but donations are welcomed and gratefully accepted to help raise funds for UNA’s Adopt-a-Future campaign in cooperation with UNHCR to build classrooms in refugee camps in Kenya.

Please check the calendar for upcoming films.

In case you missed our movie night, or you have some suggestions for good movies, you can view a list of all movies we have shown so far: UNA IH Int films 1997 through Feb. 2016

Upcoming Film Information:

May 19, 2017 The Artist (2011, France, U.S./Belgium, directed by Michel Hazanavicius, 100 min.)

This melodrama that won five Oscars is silent (except for accompanying music) and black and white. In the late twenties, actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a Hollywood superstar of silent movies.  After the premiere of his latest film, he poses for pictures and a fan, Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) accidentally bumps into him. A photograph of the twosome appears on the front page with the question “Who’s That Girl?” When Peppy auditions as a dancer, Valentin spots her and gets her a part in his next movie. The advent of “talkies” sidelines Valentin and makes Peppy a major Hollywood star. While she becomes successful and famous, Valentin almost goes off the deep end, convinced he cannot handle a speaking role. Ultimately Peppy comes to his rescue and convinces studio boss John Goodman (Al Zimmer) to let them make a musical together, tap dancing instead of speaking. Important roles are played by James Cromwell as Clifton, the butler, and Uggie as Valentin’s talented dog Jack. The French film was shot entirely in Los Angeles and Hollywood and had a multilingual cast. (#415)

 

The International Film Series will take is customary break for June, July, & August and will return September 1.