Fall International Film Festival Coming to Keith

by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series

Take a journey to another country and experience a foreign culture from the comfort of the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center during the Fall International Film Festival.

The six films selected include a mix of genres, languages and cultural backgrounds, including crime dramas and coming-of-age tales from Denmark, Mexico, Sweden, France and Korea.

Two Danish schoolchildren, one meek and unassertive, the other angry and vengeful, forge a friendship with ugly consequences in the film In A Better World from Denmark. The story, spoken in Danish, Swedish & English, opens with a physician working in an Kenyan hospital, where he’s routinely treating female victims of a psychotic thug known as Big Man.

The film Biutiful from Mexico is a love story between a father and his children. This is the journey of a conflicted man who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amidst the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona.

From Sweden, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest winds a close to author Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy.” The film follows punky protagonist Lisbeth Salander as she fights to prove that she is innocent of committing multiple murders.

Set in a French bourgeois province in 1977, French film Potiche, tells the story of a submissive wife of rich industrialist who runs his umbrella factory with an iron hand and turns out to be just as nasty and tyrannical with his workers as he is with his mistress, children and trophy wife.

A women devoted to her son struggles to keep him from spending his life in prison in the film Mother from Korea. Her son isn’t especially bright and spends much of his spare time with a borderline criminal who takes advantage of his credulous nature.

Buckis a documentary from the USA that tells the true story of Buck Brannaman, the perceptive cowboy whose remarkable ability to communicate with horses inspired the novel and hit film The Horse Whisperer.

Film Times Vary. For schedules, visit www.marshallartistsseries.org. Tickets are $7 a film. Full-time Marshall University students can attend for free with a valid MUID and part-time student tickets are half-price.

Monday, October 17

5:30   In A Better World

7:30   Biutiful

 

Tuesday, October 18

5:30   Potiche

7:30 Girl Who Kicked Hornet’s Nest

 

Wednesday, October 19

5:30   Buck

7:30   Mother

Thursday, October 20

5:30   Potiche

7:30 Girl Who Kicked Hornet’s Nest

 

Friday, October 21

5:30   In A Better World

7:30   Biutiful

10      Buck

 

Saturday, October 22

2:30   Girl Who Kicked Hornet’s Nest

5:30   Buck

7:30   Mother

9:45   Potiche

 

Sunday, October 23

2:30   Biutiful

5:30   Mother

7:45   In A Better World

9:45   Buck  

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