International Cinema Schedule

International Cinema Schedule

September 2021

Monday September 6 – Saturday September 11

.Week 2: Ennio Morricone Around the World

Fall Semester 2021 Week 2 Film Series: Ennio Morricone Around the World

Films:

* Making Waves the Art of Cinematic Sound (English)
* The Mission (Spanish/Guarani/Latin/English) *
* Once Upon a Time in the West (English) *
* Cinema Paradiso (Italian) *

Films marked with an asterisk are customized.

Wednesday September 8

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture: Professor Steve Ricks
KMBL 250
5:35 pm – 8:35 pm
Once Upon A Time In The West
KMBL 250

In this iconic Spaghetti Western, Italian director Sergio Leone relies as much on sound and space as he does on action to imagine the beauty and ruthlessness of the American West in this film shot mostly in Spain while boasting one of Ennio Morricone’s most haunting soundtracks.

Sergio Leone / 1968 / English / 165 min.

Thursday September 9

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cinema Paradiso
KMBL 250

Oscar winner in 1990, this enduring IC favorite tells the story of Toto growing up in post-WWII Sicily. Mesmerized by the local movie theater and its quirky culture, he befriends the aging projectionist who later inspires him to leave town and pursue his own dreams of filmmaking. (English/Italian/Portuguese/Sicilian)

Giuseppe Tornatore/ 1988 / 155 minutes

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
KMBL 250

For an artform that began in total silence, cinema now relies on sound just as much as image. This documentary tells the story of how sound editing and foley work became some of the most important jobs in filmmaking. (Documentary)

Midge Costin / 2019 / English / 94 min

Friday September 10

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Once Upon A Time In The West
KMBL 250

In this iconic Spaghetti Western, Italian director Sergio Leone relies as much on sound and space as he does on action to imagine the beauty and ruthlessness of the American West in this film shot mostly in Spain while boasting one of Ennio Morricone’s most haunting soundtracks.

Sergio Leone / 1968 / English / 165 min.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Mission
KMBL 250

Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. (English/Guarani/Spanish/Latin)

Roland Joffé / 1986 / 125 mins

8:35 pm – 11:05 pm
Cinema Paradiso
KMBL 250

Oscar winner in 1990, this enduring IC favorite tells the story of Toto growing up in post-WWII Sicily. Mesmerized by the local movie theater and its quirky culture, he befriends the aging projectionist who later inspires him to leave town and pursue his own dreams of filmmaking. (English/Italian/Portuguese/Sicilian)

Giuseppe Tornatore/ 1988 / 155 minutes

Saturday September 11

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
KMBL 250

For an artform that began in total silence, cinema now relies on sound just as much as image. This documentary tells the story of how sound editing and foley work became some of the most important jobs in filmmaking. (Documentary)

Midge Costin / 2019 / English / 94 min

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
The Mission
KMBL 250

Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. (English/Guarani/Spanish/Latin)

Roland Joffé / 1986 / 125 mins

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cinema Paradiso
KMBL 250

Oscar winner in 1990, this enduring IC favorite tells the story of Toto growing up in post-WWII Sicily. Mesmerized by the local movie theater and its quirky culture, he befriends the aging projectionist who later inspires him to leave town and pursue his own dreams of filmmaking. (English/Italian/Portuguese/Sicilian)

Giuseppe Tornatore/ 1988 / 155 minutes

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Once Upon A Time In The West
KMBL 250

In this iconic Spaghetti Western, Italian director Sergio Leone relies as much on sound and space as he does on action to imagine the beauty and ruthlessness of the American West in this film shot mostly in Spain while boasting one of Ennio Morricone’s most haunting soundtracks.

Sergio Leone / 1968 / English / 165 min.

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Mission
KMBL 250

Eighteenth century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. (English/Guarani/Spanish/Latin)

Roland Joffé / 1986 / 125 mins

Monday September 13 – Saturday September 18

.Week 3: Places & Spaces

Fall Semester 2021 Week 3 Film Series: Places & Spaces

Films:

* Acasā My Home (Romanian) *
* Minari (Korean)
* Kitchen Stories (Norwegian/Swedish)
* House of the Hummingbird (Korean) *

Films marked with an asterisk are customized.

Wednesday September 15

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture: Professor Nate Kramer
KMBL 250
5:35 pm – 7:05 pm
Kitchen Stories
KMBL 250

A scientific observer’s job of observing an old cantankerous single man’s kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (Norwegian/Swedish)

Bent Hamer / 2003 / 95 mins

7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Minari
KMBL 250

Jacob Yi relocates his young Korean-American family to rural Arkansas in hopes of pursuing the American Dream. This semi-autobiographical tale and Oscar winner depicts the joys and challenges of cultural assimilation that accompany the immigrant experience. (Korean)

Lee Isaac Chung / 2020 / 115 min.

Thursday September 16

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Acasa, My Home
KMBL 250

A family with nine children is forced to relocate from its isolated life in the Bucharest Delta. Chronicling their lives before and after the change, this documentary offers a view of the perils of urban life for those unaccustomed to it. A documentary. (Romanian)

Radu Ciorniciuc / 2020 / 86 min.

6:50 pm – 9:20 pm
House of the Hummingbird
KMBL 250

Amidst the tumultuous social transformations of 1994 in South Korea, lonely teenager Eun-hee attempts to reconcile her coming-of-age experience with the traditions of her working-class Seoul upbringing in writer / director Bora Kim’s realistic debut. (Korean)

Bora Kim / 2018 / 138 min.

9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Kitchen Stories
KMBL 250

A scientific observer’s job of observing an old cantankerous single man’s kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (Norwegian/Swedish)

Bent Hamer / 2003 / 95 mins

Friday September 17

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
House of the Hummingbird
KMBL 250

Amidst the tumultuous social transformations of 1994 in South Korea, lonely teenager Eun-hee attempts to reconcile her coming-of-age experience with the traditions of her working-class Seoul upbringing in writer / director Bora Kim’s realistic debut. (Korean)

Bora Kim / 2018 / 138 min.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Minari
KMBL 250

Jacob Yi relocates his young Korean-American family to rural Arkansas in hopes of pursuing the American Dream. This semi-autobiographical tale and Oscar winner depicts the joys and challenges of cultural assimilation that accompany the immigrant experience. (Korean)

Lee Isaac Chung / 2020 / 115 min.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kitchen Stories
KMBL 250

A scientific observer’s job of observing an old cantankerous single man’s kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (Norwegian/Swedish)

Bent Hamer / 2003 / 95 mins

9:30 pm – 12:00 am
House of the Hummingbird
KMBL 250

Amidst the tumultuous social transformations of 1994 in South Korea, lonely teenager Eun-hee attempts to reconcile her coming-of-age experience with the traditions of her working-class Seoul upbringing in writer / director Bora Kim’s realistic debut. (Korean)

Bora Kim / 2018 / 138 min.

Saturday September 18

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Minari
KMBL 250

Jacob Yi relocates his young Korean-American family to rural Arkansas in hopes of pursuing the American Dream. This semi-autobiographical tale and Oscar winner depicts the joys and challenges of cultural assimilation that accompany the immigrant experience. (Korean)

Lee Isaac Chung / 2020 / 115 min.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Acasa, My Home
KMBL 250

A family with nine children is forced to relocate from its isolated life in the Bucharest Delta. Chronicling their lives before and after the change, this documentary offers a view of the perils of urban life for those unaccustomed to it. A documentary. (Romanian)

Radu Ciorniciuc / 2020 / 86 min.

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
House of the Hummingbird
KMBL 250

Amidst the tumultuous social transformations of 1994 in South Korea, lonely teenager Eun-hee attempts to reconcile her coming-of-age experience with the traditions of her working-class Seoul upbringing in writer / director Bora Kim’s realistic debut. (Korean)

Bora Kim / 2018 / 138 min.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kitchen Stories
KMBL 250

A scientific observer’s job of observing an old cantankerous single man’s kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (Norwegian/Swedish)

Bent Hamer / 2003 / 95 mins

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Minari
KMBL 250

Jacob Yi relocates his young Korean-American family to rural Arkansas in hopes of pursuing the American Dream. This semi-autobiographical tale and Oscar winner depicts the joys and challenges of cultural assimilation that accompany the immigrant experience. (Korean)

Lee Isaac Chung / 2020 / 115 min.

Monday September 20 12:00 am – Saturday September 25 6:00 pm

.Week 4: War & Reconciliation

Fall Semester 2021 Week 4 Film Series: War & Reconciliation

Films:

* My Neighbor, My Killer (English/Kinyarwanda)
* Quo Vadis, Aida?* (Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian/English/Serbian)
* Guaraní* (Guaraní/Spanish)
* Persepolis (French/Persian/German)

Films marked with an asterisk are customized.

Wednesday September 22

5:00 pm – 5:25 pm
Lecture: Professor Ben Cook
KMBL 250

Why Your Idea of Justice is Probably Wrong: Lessons from Rwanda [A Conversation about the film My Neighbor, My Killer (dir. Anne Aghion, English/Kinyarwanda, 2009)

Ben Cook is a faculty member at the J. Reuben Clark Law School where he teaches courses on negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution. He is the director of the Center for Peace & Conflict Resolution.

5:35 pm – 6:50 pm
My Neighbor, My Killer
KMBL 250

(Anne Aghion, English/Kinyarwanda, 2009, 80 min.)

Focusing on the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, this documentary shows the process of the Gacaca courts, a citizen-based justice system used to attempt reconciliation between neighbors who were often former enemies. (Documentary)

7:00 pm – 8:36 pm
Persepolis*

(Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, French/Persian/German, 2007, 96 min.)

A superb animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novels about coming of age in 1970s Tehran. She’s an outspoken girl who finds her attitude and outlook repeatedly challenged during the Islamic Revolution.

Thursday September 23

5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Quo Vadis, Aida?*

(Jasmila Zbanic, Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian/English/Serbian, 2020, 101 min.)

A local UN translator from Srebrenica, Bosnia tries to keep her family and villagers safe as the Serbian army overruns the town and a UN peacekeeping force fails to stop the violence. This Oscar-nominated film is based on true events from 1995.

7:45 pm – 9:05 pm
Guaraní*

(Luis Zorraquin, Guaraní/Spanish, 2016, 85 min.)

In this unique road movie where much of the trip takes place on a boat, a man and his granddaughter travel from Paraguay (where Guaraní is one of the two official languages) to Buenos Aires to reconnect with the girl’s mother.

9:30 pm – 11:06 pm
Persepolis*

(Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, French/Persian/German, 2007, 96 min.)

A superb animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novels about coming of age in 1970s Tehran. She’s an outspoken girl who finds her attitude and outlook repeatedly challenged during the Islamic Revolution.

Friday September 24

2:30 pm – 4:06 pm
Persepolis*

(Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, French/Persian/German, 2007, 96 min.)

A superb animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novels about coming of age in 1970s Tehran. She’s an outspoken girl who finds her attitude and outlook repeatedly challenged during the Islamic Revolution.

4:30 pm – 5:50 pm
My Neighbor, My Killer
KMBL 250

(Anne Aghion, English/Kinyarwanda, 2009, 80 min.)

Focusing on the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, this documentary shows the process of the Gacaca courts, a citizen-based justice system used to attempt reconciliation between neighbors who were often former enemies. (Documentary)

6:30 pm – 8:20 pm
Quo Vadis, Aida?*

(Jasmila Zbanic, Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian/English/Serbian, 2020, 101 min.)

A local UN translator from Srebrenica, Bosnia tries to keep her family and villagers safe as the Serbian army overruns the town and a UN peacekeeping force fails to stop the violence. This Oscar-nominated film is based on true events from 1995.

9:00 pm – 10:20 pm
Guaraní*

(Luis Zorraquin, Guaraní/Spanish, 2016, 85 min.)

In this unique road movie where much of the trip takes place on a boat, a man and his granddaughter travel from Paraguay (where Guaraní is one of the two official languages) to Buenos Aires to reconnect with the girl’s mother.

Saturday September 25

11:00 am – 12:50 pm
Quo Vadis, Aida?*

(Jasmila Zbanic, Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian/English/Serbian, 2020, 101 min.)

A local UN translator from Srebrenica, Bosnia tries to keep her family and villagers safe as the Serbian army overruns the town and a UN peacekeeping force fails to stop the violence. This Oscar-nominated film is based on true events from 1995.

2:00 pm – 3:20 pm
Guaraní*

(Luis Zorraquin, Guaraní/Spanish, 2016, 85 min.)

In this unique road movie where much of the trip takes place on a boat, a man and his granddaughter travel from Paraguay (where Guaraní is one of the two official languages) to Buenos Aires to reconnect with the girl’s mother.

4:00 pm – 5:36 pm
Persepolis*

(Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, French/Persian/German, 2007, 96 min.)

A superb animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novels about coming of age in 1970s Tehran. She’s an outspoken girl who finds her attitude and outlook repeatedly challenged during the Islamic Revolution.

6:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Quo Vadis, Aida?*

(Jasmila Zbanic, Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian/English/Serbian, 2020, 101 min.)

A local UN translator from Srebrenica, Bosnia tries to keep her family and villagers safe as the Serbian army overruns the town and a UN peacekeeping force fails to stop the violence. This Oscar-nominated film is based on true events from 1995.

9:00 pm – 10:20 pm
My Neighbor, My Killer
KMBL 250

(Anne Aghion, English/Kinyarwanda, 2009, 80 min.)

Focusing on the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, this documentary shows the process of the Gacaca courts, a citizen-based justice system used to attempt reconciliation between neighbors who were often former enemies. (Documentary)

Wednesday September 29

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture: Dr. Kristin Matthews

“History Class Don’t Tell Us ‘Bout Juneteenth”: Fighting the Power
[An introduction to the film Miss Juneteenth (dir. Channing Godfrey Peoples, English, 2020)]

Dr. Kristin L. Matthews is Professor of English and an affiliate of the Africana, American, and Global Women’s Studies programs at Brigham Young University. She teaches and publishes on 20th and 21st century American, African American, and women’s literature.

5:35 pm – 7:05 pm
Miss Juneteenth

Turquoise, a single mom, enrolls her reluctant daughter into the Miss Juneteenth pageant. The grand prize of a full-ride scholarship to a historically black college will give her daughter the opportunities that Turquoise squandered in her youth.

Channing Godfrey Peoples, English, 2020, 99 min.

7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
There Is No Evil
KMBL 250

Winner of the Golden Bear (Best Picture) at the Berlin International Film Festival, There is No Evil, filmed in secret in Iran, includes four stories that personalize and denounce that nation’s use of the death penalty. One dramatic scene may be too strong for some viewers

Mohammad Rasoulof, Persian, 2020, 151 min.

Thursday September 30

5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
The Artist
KMBL 250

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. This highly-acclaimed film won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Michel Hazanavicius, Silent, 2011, 100 min.

6:50 pm – 8:50 pm
Dear Comrades!
KMBL 250

Andrey Konchalovskiy, Russian, 2020, 121 min.

USSR, 1962. Mass worker strikes are covering the country. Lyudmila is a Stalinist who has dedicated her life to the Party, but after witnessing how her government deals with internal conflict, her worldview is shaken to its core.

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Miss Juneteenth
KMBL 250

Turquoise, a single mom, enrolls her reluctant daughter into the Miss Juneteenth pageant. The grand prize of a full-ride scholarship to a historically black college will give her daughter the opportunities that Turquoise squandered in her youth.

Channing Godfrey Peoples, English, 2020, 99 min.

October 2021

Friday October 1

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
There Is No Evil
KMBL 250

Winner of the Golden Bear (Best Picture) at the Berlin International Film Festival, There is No Evil, filmed in secret in Iran, includes four stories that personalize and denounce that nation’s use of the death penalty. One dramatic scene may be too strong for some viewers

Mohammad Rasoulof, Persian, 2020, 151 min.

5:15 pm – 6:55 pm
The Artist
KMBL 250

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. This highly-acclaimed film won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Michel Hazanavicius, Silent, 2011, 100 min.

7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Dear Comrades!
KMBL 250

Andrey Konchalovskiy, Russian, 2020, 121 min.

USSR, 1962. Mass worker strikes are covering the country. Lyudmila is a Stalinist who has dedicated her life to the Party, but after witnessing how her government deals with internal conflict, her worldview is shaken to its core.

9:25 pm – 11:25 pm
There Is No Evil
KMBL 250

Winner of the Golden Bear (Best Picture) at the Berlin International Film Festival, There is No Evil, filmed in secret in Iran, includes four stories that personalize and denounce that nation’s use of the death penalty. One dramatic scene may be too strong for some viewers

Mohammad Rasoulof, Persian, 2020, 151 min.

Saturday October 2

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Dear Comrades!
KMBL 250

Andrey Konchalovskiy, Russian, 2020, 121 min.

USSR, 1962. Mass worker strikes are covering the country. Lyudmila is a Stalinist who has dedicated her life to the Party, but after witnessing how her government deals with internal conflict, her worldview is shaken to its core.

Monday October 4 – Saturday October 9

Week 6 The Gift and Burden of Years

Wednesday October 6

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture: Dr. Anna-Lisa Halling

Anna-Lisa Halling is an associate professor of Portuguese literature who received her PhD from Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses primarily on early modern Iberian women writers as well as theater. While she often travels to Portugal and Spain for research, she has also spent time in and loves Latin America (particularly Brazil and Chile).

5:35 pm – 7:10 pm
Found Memories

Young photographer Rita stumbles upon a forgotten town in rural Brazil where the locals are all elderly. She is accepted into the community but causes some tension when she asks to visit the local cemetary.

Júlia Murat, Portuguese, 2011, 98 min.

7:35 pm – 8:55 pm
The Mole Agent

In this sensitive, Oscar-nominated documentary, a private investigator hires an older gentleman to work undercover at a retirement home in Chile to investigate whether the facility is properly taking care of its occupants. (Documentary)

Maite Alberdi, Spanish, 2020, 84 min.

Thursday October 7

5:00 pm – 7:10 pm
Amour

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. One day, Anne has a stroke, an event that severely tests the couple. Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

Michael Haneke, French, 2012, 127 min.

7:20 pm – 9:15 pm
Still Walking

The Nonomiya family reunites one late-summer afternoon to commemorate the death of their eldest son in this layered depiction of the subtle regrets, resentments, and joys of familial interaction by Japan’s leading filmmaker and director of Shoplifters (2019).

Hirokazu Koreeda, Japanese, 2008, 115 min.

Friday October 8

2:30 pm – 4:05 pm
Found Memories

Young photographer Rita stumbles upon a forgotten town in rural Brazil where the locals are all elderly. She is accepted into the community but causes some tension when she asks to visit the local cemetary.

Júlia Murat, Portuguese, 2011, 98 min.

4:20 pm – 6:30 pm
Amour

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. One day, Anne has a stroke, an event that severely tests the couple. Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

Michael Haneke, French, 2012, 127 min.

6:45 pm – 8:40 pm
Still Walking

The Nonomiya family reunites one late-summer afternoon to commemorate the death of their eldest son in this layered depiction of the subtle regrets, resentments, and joys of familial interaction by Japan’s leading filmmaker and director of Shoplifters (2019).

Hirokazu Koreeda, Japanese, 2008, 115 min.

9:00 pm – 11:10 pm
Amour

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. One day, Anne has a stroke, an event that severely tests the couple. Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

Michael Haneke, French, 2012, 127 min.

Saturday October 9

10:30 am – 11:50 am
The Mole Agent

In this sensitive, Oscar-nominated documentary, a private investigator hires an older gentleman to work undercover at a retirement home in Chile to investigate whether the facility is properly taking care of its occupants. (Documentary)

Maite Alberdi, Spanish, 2020, 84 min.

12:15 pm – 1:50 pm
Found Memories

Young photographer Rita stumbles upon a forgotten town in rural Brazil where the locals are all elderly. She is accepted into the community but causes some tension when she asks to visit the local cemetary.

Júlia Murat, Portuguese, 2011, 98 min.

2:15 pm – 4:10 pm
Still Walking

The Nonomiya family reunites one late-summer afternoon to commemorate the death of their eldest son in this layered depiction of the subtle regrets, resentments, and joys of familial interaction by Japan’s leading filmmaker and director of Shoplifters (2019).

Hirokazu Koreeda, Japanese, 2008, 115 min.

4:30 pm – 6:05 pm
Found Memories

Young photographer Rita stumbles upon a forgotten town in rural Brazil where the locals are all elderly. She is accepted into the community but causes some tension when she asks to visit the local cemetary.

Júlia Murat, Portuguese, 2011, 98 min.

6:30 pm – 8:40 pm
Amour

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. One day, Anne has a stroke, an event that severely tests the couple. Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

Michael Haneke, French, 2012, 127 min.

9:00 pm – 10:55 pm
Still Walking

The Nonomiya family reunites one late-summer afternoon to commemorate the death of their eldest son in this layered depiction of the subtle regrets, resentments, and joys of familial interaction by Japan’s leading filmmaker and director of Shoplifters (2019).

Hirokazu Koreeda, Japanese, 2008, 115 min.

Monday October 11 – Saturday October 16

Week 7: Indigenous Voices of the Americas

Wednesday October 13

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture: Douglas J. Weatherford Lorena, Light-footed Woman, or Celebrating Indigenous Voices on the Big Screen
KMBL 250

Douglas J. Weatherford is co-director of BYU’s International Cinema and Professor of Hispanic Literatures and Film in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Weatherford’s research often focuses on the intersection of literature and film, and he worked with Juan Carlos Rulfo as a content specialist and on-screen character in a documentary series that celebrates the life and work of the director’s famous father, Juan Rulfo. Juan Carlos Rulfo (Mexico, 1964-) has won numerous national and international awards and is considered one of Mexico’s most important documentary filmmakers. This presentation will discuss recent efforts in Latin America to celebrate Indigenous voices, but will focus on Juan Carlos’s documentary short, Lorena, Light-Footed Woman (Mexico, Spanish/Rarámuri, 2019, 28 min.), a film that explores the efforts of a young Tarahumara/Rarámuri ultra-distance runner from the mountains of northern Mexico.

NOTE: Through the generosity of the director, Lorena, Light-footed Woman will be shown immediately following this presentation (in 250 KMBL). However, due to distribution limitations, International Cinema will only screen this film once.

5:35 pm – 6:05 pm
Lorena, Light-footed Woman
KMBL 250

Lorena has been crushing her competition in ultra-marathons, all while wearing sandals. This documentary short shows her life as a Tarahumara, an indigenous people of northern Mexico renowned for their long-distance running abilities. (Documentary)

Juan Carlos Rulfo, Spanish/Rarámuri or Tarahumara, 2018, 28 min.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Eternity (Wiñaypacha)
KMBL 250

The first feature-length Peruvian film shot entirely in Aymara, a language in which there is no word for “film.” Eternity follows an elderly couple in the high Andes, played by non-professional actors, who wait “an eternity” for their son to return after moving to the city.

Óscar Catacora, Aymara, 2017, 86 min.

Thursday October 14

5:30 pm – 6:50 pm
Scenes from the Glittering World

Three students at Navajo Mountain High in San Juan County in isolated southern Utah face challenges in this coming-of-age documentary made, in part, by BYU alumni and faculty, that examines family, home, identity, and the role of education on the future of an individual and a community. (Documentary)

Jared Jakins, English/Navajo, 2021, 76 min.

6:50 pm – 7:50 pm
Scenes from the Glittering World Q&A Panel

Join us for a post screening Q&A with Director and Producers of Scenes of the Glittering World

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8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kuessipan
KMBL 250

Mikuan and Shaniss are two young Innu women who have grown up together on a reservation in Quebec, Canada. Their friendship is challenged when Mikuan falls for a white man and seeks fulfillment beyond the reservation.

Myriam Verreault, Montagnais/French, 2019, 117 min.

Friday October 15

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Eternity (Wiñaypacha)
KMBL 250

The first feature-length Peruvian film shot entirely in Aymara, a language in which there is no word for “film.” Eternity follows an elderly couple in the high Andes, played by non-professional actors, who wait “an eternity” for their son to return after moving to the city.

Óscar Catacora, Aymara, 2017, 86 min.

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Kuessipan
KMBL 250

Mikuan and Shaniss are two young Innu women who have grown up together on a reservation in Quebec, Canada. Their friendship is challenged when Mikuan falls for a white man and seeks fulfillment beyond the reservation.

Myriam Verreault, Montagnais/French, 2019, 117 min.

6:50 pm – 8:20 pm
Eternity (Wiñaypacha)
KMBL 250

The first feature-length Peruvian film shot entirely in Aymara, a language in which there is no word for “film.” Eternity follows an elderly couple in the high Andes, played by non-professional actors, who wait “an eternity” for their son to return after moving to the city.

Óscar Catacora, Aymara, 2017, 86 min.

Saturday October 16

11:00 am – 12:20 pm
Scenes from the Glittering World

Three students at Navajo Mountain High in San Juan County in isolated southern Utah face challenges in this coming-of-age documentary made, in part, by BYU alumni and faculty, that examines family, home, identity, and the role of education on the future of an individual and a community. (Documentary)

Jared Jakins, English/Navajo, 2021, 76 min.

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Kuessipan
KMBL 250

Mikuan and Shaniss are two young Innu women who have grown up together on a reservation in Quebec, Canada. Their friendship is challenged when Mikuan falls for a white man and seeks fulfillment beyond the reservation.

Myriam Verreault, Montagnais/French, 2019, 117 min.

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Eternity (Wiñaypacha)
KMBL 250

The first feature-length Peruvian film shot entirely in Aymara, a language in which there is no word for “film.” Eternity follows an elderly couple in the high Andes, played by non-professional actors, who wait “an eternity” for their son to return after moving to the city.

Óscar Catacora, Aymara, 2017, 86 min.

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Kuessipan
KMBL 250

Mikuan and Shaniss are two young Innu women who have grown up together on a reservation in Quebec, Canada. Their friendship is challenged when Mikuan falls for a white man and seeks fulfillment beyond the reservation.

Myriam Verreault, Montagnais/French, 2019, 117 min.

6:50 pm – 8:10 pm
Scenes from the Glittering World

Three students at Navajo Mountain High in San Juan County in isolated southern Utah face challenges in this coming-of-age documentary made, in part, by BYU alumni and faculty, that examines family, home, identity, and the role of education on the future of an individual and a community. (Documentary)

Jared Jakins, English/Navajo, 2021, 76 min.

Monday October 18 – Saturday October 23

Week 8: The Garden of Childhood

Wednesday October 20

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture: Bob Hudson
KMBL 250

Representing Childhood:
François Truffaut and L’argent de poche
(Small Change)

Prof. Bob Hudson is from the BYU Department of French &
Italian, for which he teaches “French & Italian Cinema”
(a GE Arts elective) every Fall semester. While he is trained in and publishes on poetry of the French Renaissance, film
remains a personal passion from his youth, when he worked the movie rental booth at his dad’s Piggly Wiggly store in Kentucky. François Truffaut is one of his top-5 all-time filmmakers, along with Renoir, Demy, Scorsese and Tarantino.

5:35 pm – 7:15 pm
Small Change*
KMBL 250

François Truffaut, French, 1976, 104 min.
Iconic director François Truffaut offers a multi-faceted view of small-town life from the perspective of child protagonists in this classic of French cinema.

7:30 pm – 9:05 pm
Good Morning
KMBL 250

Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese, 1959, 94 min.
Two boys in 1950s Japan stop speaking in protest of their parent’s refusal to buy a television set in this charming and gag-filled depiction of the foibles of the adult world as seen through the eyes of the child protagonists.

9:15 pm – 10:45 pm
Hunt For the Wilderpeople
KMBL 250

Taika Waititi, English, 2016, 101 min.
Just as Ricky Baker finally finds a home, he and his brusk uncle Hector are forced to the skux life on the run in the bush. They learn to rely on each other or Ricky will go back to juvie and Hector to jail in this majestical comedy by Taika Waititi.

Thursday October 21

5:30 pm – 7:10 pm
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

Marilyn Agrelo, English, 2021, 107 min.
Come take a stroll down Sesame Street and spend time with the visionary educators and artists who sought to entertain and enlighten children by creating one of the most groundbreaking and beloved television programs of all time. (Documentary)

7:30 pm – 9:10 pm
Small Change*
KMBL 250

François Truffaut, French, 1976, 104 min.
Iconic director François Truffaut offers a multi-faceted view of small-town life from the perspective of child protagonists in this classic of French cinema.

Friday October 22

2:30 pm – 4:05 pm
Good Morning
KMBL 250

Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese, 1959, 94 min.
Two boys in 1950s Japan stop speaking in protest of their parent’s refusal to buy a television set in this charming and gag-filled depiction of the foibles of the adult world as seen through the eyes of the child protagonists.

4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Hunt For the Wilderpeople
KMBL 250

Taika Waititi, English, 2016, 101 min.
Just as Ricky Baker finally finds a home, he and his brusk uncle Hector are forced to the skux life on the run in the bush. They learn to rely on each other or Ricky will go back to juvie and Hector to jail in this majestical comedy by Taika Waititi.

6:15 pm – 7:55 pm
Small Change*
KMBL 250

François Truffaut, French, 1976, 104 min.
Iconic director François Truffaut offers a multi-faceted view of small-town life from the perspective of child protagonists in this classic of French cinema.

Saturday October 23

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hunt For the Wilderpeople
KMBL 250

Taika Waititi, English, 2016, 101 min.
Just as Ricky Baker finally finds a home, he and his brusk uncle Hector are forced to the skux life on the run in the bush. They learn to rely on each other or Ricky will go back to juvie and Hector to jail in this majestical comedy by Taika Waititi.

1:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

Marilyn Agrelo, English, 2021, 107 min.
Come take a stroll down Sesame Street and spend time with the visionary educators and artists who sought to entertain and enlighten children by creating one of the most groundbreaking and beloved television programs of all time. (Documentary)

3:00 pm – 4:35 pm
Good Morning
KMBL 250

Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese, 1959, 94 min.
Two boys in 1950s Japan stop speaking in protest of their parent’s refusal to buy a television set in this charming and gag-filled depiction of the foibles of the adult world as seen through the eyes of the child protagonists.

5:00 pm – 6:40 pm
Small Change*
KMBL 250

François Truffaut, French, 1976, 104 min.
Iconic director François Truffaut offers a multi-faceted view of small-town life from the perspective of child protagonists in this classic of French cinema.

7:00 pm – 8:35 pm
Good Morning
KMBL 250

Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese, 1959, 94 min.
Two boys in 1950s Japan stop speaking in protest of their parent’s refusal to buy a television set in this charming and gag-filled depiction of the foibles of the adult world as seen through the eyes of the child protagonists.

8:50 pm – 10:20 pm
Hunt For the Wilderpeople
KMBL 250

Taika Waititi, English, 2016, 101 min.
Just as Ricky Baker finally finds a home, he and his brusk uncle Hector are forced to the skux life on the run in the bush. They learn to rely on each other or Ricky will go back to juvie and Hector to jail in this majestical comedy by Taika Waititi.

Monday October 25 – Saturday October 30

Week 9: International Horror

Wednesday October 27

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture: Alan Christensen
KMBL 250
5:35 pm – 7:15 pm
La Llorona*
KMBL 250

Jayro Bustamante, Spanish/Maya, 2019, 97 min.
A former Guatemalan dictator is being tried for war crimes. Cloistered within the walls of his house due to constant protests outside, the aging despot slowly learns that he may not be as safe as he believes, especially when a young Kaqchikel-Mayan woman is hired as a maid.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene*
KMBL 250

Alexandre O. Philippe, English, 2017, 91 min.
Made of 78 camera set-ups and 52 cuts, the pivotal shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is one of the most recognizable sequences of modern cinema. This documentary explores how the crew pulled it off and why the scene continues to amaze after sixty years. (Documentary)

Thursday October 28

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ugetsu
KMBL 250

Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese, 1953, 96 min.
Mizoguchi’s characteristic use of long takes and sweeping camera movement relays an ethereal tale of two avaricious farmers that are seduced by a malevolent spirit in this classic of world cinema.

7:25 pm – 9:00 pm
Delicatessen*
KMBL 250

Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French, 1991, 99 min.
In this post-apocalyptic black comedy a landlord of a building occasionally prepares a forbidden delicacy for his odd tenants, but only after the newly-hired handyman disappears. Make sure to eat before seeing this IC favorite!

9:25 pm – 11:05 pm
La Llorona*
KMBL 250

Jayro Bustamante, Spanish/Maya, 2019, 97 min.
A former Guatemalan dictator is being tried for war crimes. Cloistered within the walls of his house due to constant protests outside, the aging despot slowly learns that he may not be as safe as he believes, especially when a young Kaqchikel-Mayan woman is hired as a maid.

Friday October 29

2:30 pm – 4:05 pm
Delicatessen*
KMBL 250

Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French, 1991, 99 min.
In this post-apocalyptic black comedy a landlord of a building occasionally prepares a forbidden delicacy for his odd tenants, but only after the newly-hired handyman disappears. Make sure to eat before seeing this IC favorite!

4:25 pm – 5:55 pm
Ugetsu
KMBL 250

Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese, 1953, 96 min.
Mizoguchi’s characteristic use of long takes and sweeping camera movement relays an ethereal tale of two avaricious farmers that are seduced by a malevolent spirit in this classic of world cinema.

6:30 pm – 8:10 pm
La Llorona*
KMBL 250

Jayro Bustamante, Spanish/Maya, 2019, 97 min.
A former Guatemalan dictator is being tried for war crimes. Cloistered within the walls of his house due to constant protests outside, the aging despot slowly learns that he may not be as safe as he believes, especially when a young Kaqchikel-Mayan woman is hired as a maid.

8:30 pm – 10:05 pm
Delicatessen*
KMBL 250

Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French, 1991, 99 min.
In this post-apocalyptic black comedy a landlord of a building occasionally prepares a forbidden delicacy for his odd tenants, but only after the newly-hired handyman disappears. Make sure to eat before seeing this IC favorite!

Saturday October 30

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene*
KMBL 250

Alexandre O. Philippe, English, 2017, 91 min.
Made of 78 camera set-ups and 52 cuts, the pivotal shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is one of the most recognizable sequences of modern cinema. This documentary explores how the crew pulled it off and why the scene continues to amaze after sixty years. (Documentary)

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Ugetsu
KMBL 250

Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese, 1953, 96 min.
Mizoguchi’s characteristic use of long takes and sweeping camera movement relays an ethereal tale of two avaricious farmers that are seduced by a malevolent spirit in this classic of world cinema.

2:45 pm – 4:20 pm
Delicatessen*
KMBL 250

Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French, 1991, 99 min.
In this post-apocalyptic black comedy a landlord of a building occasionally prepares a forbidden delicacy for his odd tenants, but only after the newly-hired handyman disappears. Make sure to eat before seeing this IC favorite!

4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Ugetsu
KMBL 250

Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese, 1953, 96 min.
Mizoguchi’s characteristic use of long takes and sweeping camera movement relays an ethereal tale of two avaricious farmers that are seduced by a malevolent spirit in this classic of world cinema.

6:45 pm – 8:25 pm
La Llorona*
KMBL 250

Jayro Bustamante, Spanish/Maya, 2019, 97 min.
A former Guatemalan dictator is being tried for war crimes. Cloistered within the walls of his house due to constant protests outside, the aging despot slowly learns that he may not be as safe as he believes, especially when a young Kaqchikel-Mayan woman is hired as a maid.

November 2021

Monday November 1 – Saturday November 6

Week 10: Films about Filmmaking

Monday November 8 – Saturday November 13

Week 11: Fantasy

Monday November 15 – Saturday November 20

Week 12

Monday November 22 – Saturday November 27

Week 13 THANKSGIVING BREAK

Monday November 29 – Saturday December 4

Week 14: Road Movies