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Doug Weatherford lecturing Winter 2019

Welcome new IC co-director Professor Doug Weatherford

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Prof. Doug Weatherford’s translation of the writing of author and filmmaker Juan Rulfo.

International Cinema welcomes Professor Doug Weatherford (Spanish and Portuguese) as a new co-director of the program beginning fall 2020! Professor Weatherford graduated from BYU with a BA in Spanish and the Pennsylvania State University with a PhD Latin American Literature. His research and teaching emphases include Latin American literature and film, with particular interest in Mexico at mid-Century (1920-1968). For example, Weatherford has published extensively on the connection of author Juan Rulfo to the Mexican film industry. Professor Weatherford’s expertise in Latin American cinema will benefit IC for years to come. Welcome, Doug!

Many thanks go to outgoing co-director Professor Chip Oscarson for his tireless work in building the program. We look forward to welcoming Chip back as a faculty speaker and guest on the podcast in the near future.

Subscribe to the IC Podcast!

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Join the conversation about the films that have shown at BYU’s International Cinema by subscribing to the podcast available through (Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Android, Stitcher, and Spotify). Every week we provide a preview of films to come as well as invite in experts to talk about the films that have shown. The podcast is a great way to get some background information and insights that will help you to get more out of the films. If a film has been shown at IC in the last couple of years, you can also look on our “Archives” page to find linked podcast episodes. To browse all past episodes, navigate to our podcast homepage.

2.25 Winter 2020, Week 14 in Review (part 3): Tokyo Godfathers

By | Event, Podcast

This week special guests join me to talk about the last week of films at International Cinema from 8-11 April (in 3 parts) including:

Part 3

  • Podcast co-hosts Marc Yamada and Marie-Laure Oscarson discuss with me Tokyo Godfathers a Japanese animated film from 2003, by Satoshi Kon;
  • and lastly, we wrap up with some concluding thoughts about the semester (12:58). Thanks for making Winter 2020 (COVID-19 aside) a memorable semester!

3.25 Winter 2020, Week 14 in Review: Honeyland (part 2)

By | Lectures, Podcast

This week special guests join me to talk about the last week of films at International Cinema from 8-11 April (in 3 parts) including:

Part 2

  • Insect specialist Prof. Riley Nelson (Biology) joins me to talk about the academy award nominated documentary from 2019, Honeyland that explores the close connection between nature and humanity.

3.25 Winter 2020, Week 14 in Review: Funan, Too Late to Die Young (part 1)

By | Event, Podcast

This week special guests join me to talk about the last week of films at International Cinema from 8-11 April (in 3 parts) including:

Part 1

  • Prof. Dana Bourgerie (Asian and Near Eastern Languages) comes to the podcast to talk about Funan (01:58) an animated film in French from 2018 by Denis Do set in 1975 Cambodia;
  • Regular podcast guest Prof. Doug Weatherford (Spanish) talks with me about the Chilean film Too Late to Die Young (11:35) from 2018 by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo;

Part 2

  • Insect specialist Prof. Riley Nelson (Biology) joins me to talk about the academy award nominated documentary from 2019, Honeyland that explores the close connection between nature and humanity;

Part 3

  • Podcast co-hosts Marc Yamada and Marie-Laure Oscarson discuss with me Tokyo Godfathers a Japanese animated film from 2003, by Satoshi Kon;
  • and lastly, we wrap up with some concluding thoughts about the semester. Thanks for making Winter 2020 (COVID-19 aside) a memorable semester!

3.24 Winter 2020, Week 13 in Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Shadow, Ramen Heads

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This week we talk with special guests about the films streaming from 1-4 April at International Cinema:

  • Shadow (01:10), a highly stylized Mandarin language martial arts or wuxia film from 2019 by director Zhang Yimou. Discussion with Dewey Walter (grad student Comparative Studies);
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople (10:26), an English Language 2016 comedy set in the New Zealand bush by Taika Waititi. Discussion with Marie-Laure Oscarson (IC Assistant Director);
  • And finally, Ramen Heads (19:47) a Japanese language documentary by director Shigeno Koki about the cultural and historical significance of ramen. Discussion with Prof. Scott Miller (former IC director, Japanese Program, Dean of the BYU College of Humanities).

3.23 Winter 2020, Week 14 Preview: Too Late to Die Young, Funan, Tokyo Godfathers, and Honeyland

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This week we preview the last week of films for the Winter 2020 schedule including:

  • Funan (2:02) an animated film in French from 2018 by Denis Do set in 1975 Cambodia;
  • Tokyo Godfathers (4:04) a Japanese animé from 2003, by Satoshi Kon;
  • Too Late to Die Young (8:54) from 2018, the third feature from Chilean filmmaker Dominga Sotomayor Castillo;
  • And lastly the academy award nominated documentary from 2019, Honeyland (12:33) in Macedonian and Turkish by directors Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov about the close connection between nature and humanity, the last in our semester-long series: Anthropocene Cinema.

3.22 Winter 2020, Week 12 in Review part 2: The Exterminating Angel

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This week Chip Oscarson hosts special guests to analyze the films playing at BYU’s IC during the week 25-28 March including:

Part 2:

  • The Exterminating Angel   a surrealist biting social commentary from 1962 by the great Luis Buñuel (with Prof. Greg Stallings from Spanish).

3.22 Winter 2020, Week 12 in Review part 1: Varda by Agnès and Prince Achmed

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This week Chip Oscarson hosts special guests to analyze the films playing at BYU’s IC during the week 25-28 March including:

Part 1:

  • Varda by Agnès (1:20), a documentary by and about the great French filmmaker Agnès Varda (with Prof. Daryl Lee from French and Italian) and;
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed (14:39) from 1926, the oldest surviving feature-length animated film, by avant garde filmmaker Lotte Reiniger (with Prof. Rob McFarland from German and Global Women’s Studies)

3.21 Winter 2020, Week 13 Preview: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Shadow, and Ramen Heads

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The IC directors Marc Yamada, Marie-Laure Oscarson, and Chip Oscarson preview the films to be coming to International Cinema 1-4 April. These films include:

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople (1:38) a 2016 New Zealand comedy by hit director Taika Waititi;
  • Shadow (6:14) the latest martial arts film from acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou;
  • and Ramen Heads (10:35) a documentary by Shigeno Koki about high-end ramen in Japan.