We are excited to announce the start of our World Cinema Series on Saturday December 7, 2013 with the screening of a popular and colorful Indian film from 2001. The film, which is in Hindi, Punjabi and English with subtitles in English, is a comedy/drama which deals with a family’s preparations for a wedding in Delhi. The film, directed by Mira Nair, won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Our second film will be shown on Saturday February 1, 2014 and will be a popular French film, also from 2001, starring Audrey Tautou.
Both screenings will start at 1pm in Meeting Room “A” of Central Library. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. The series is being presented by the International Languages Department and the Art, Music and Recreation Department.
The Central Library has an excellent collection of foreign films on DVD, that are found in two places: The International Languages Department and the Popular Library (both Departments are on the first floor.)
Although access to foreign films on DVD and through streaming services has never been easier, we thought our patrons would enjoy the chance to see great movies on a larger screen in a public setting. In the days before videocassettes and DVDs, “revival” or repertory cinemas, along with college campuses, would be the only place to see classic foreign films.
There are more screenings to come - and we’ve been looking at a number of classic and contemporary foreign language films for subsequent screenings. We hope you can join us on December 7th!
Ken Feder, Librarian II, International Languages Department