BYU International Cinema, sponsored by the BYU College of Humanities, is designed to meet the following three educational objectives:
1. To supplement the curriculum of BYU foreign language classes by providing frequent opportunities both to hear native speakers of such languages, and to experience the art and culture of the countries in which those languages are spoken;
2. To supplement the curriculum of BYU English, film and humanities classes by showing classic and quality films from the canon of world cinema, as well as cinematic adaptations of great English literature;
3. To provide BYU honors students with frequent and consistent opportunities to complete the film component of their Honors Great Works requirement.
International Cinema is a film lab which operates in conjunction with and serves as an extension of specific University courses providing a teacher-mediated setting to display multimedia which has been customized or edited in keeping with University standards as permitted under section 110(1) of the United States Copyright Act. Since International Cinema’s raison d’être is to educate in keeping with University standards rather than to entertain, unacceptable scenes in films – such as graphic violence, harsh or abundant profanity and explicit sex and nudity will be removed as much as is practicable to serve the educational objective. There are times, however, when is will be necessary to show films not intended for small children or films that contain mild profanity or minimal amounts of other material that some viewers might find slightly offensive or disturbing. We therefore encourage you to research the film in advance (see our review links) if you suspect you might be offended, and to contact BYUIC, Dr. Steven Riep or Dr. Dennis Cutchins, the current directors of BYUIC, if you have specific questions or concerns (call 422-3529 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is no special admission charge or fee for International Cinema films. We do ask you to be quiet and courteous, to turn off cell phones and beepers, to refrain from eating or drinking in the auditorium, and to preview films before you bring children.