The Spring International Film Festival comes to the Keith Albee beginning Feb. 26th‏

Updated 1 year ago by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series
The Spring International Film Festival comes to the Keith Albee beginning Feb. 26th‏

HUNTINGTON, WV- The week-long 2016 Spring International Film Festival is making its way to the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center February 26- March 3, 2016.  Providing Huntington residents with a splash of culture from around the globe, this year’s festival promises to incite emotion and provoke the senses.

Kicking off the festival is A Hard Day (South Korea). Homicide detective Ko Gun-su is having a hard day. His mother has just died, and he and his colleagues are being investigated by the internal affairs over bribery charges. Then on his way to his mother’s funeral, he drives recklessly and commits a fatal hit and run. He tries to cover-up the accident by hiding the man’s corpse in his deceased mother’s coffin. But someone has been watching all along, and Gun-su gets a mysterious call from a person claiming that he was the sole witness to the crime, who now begins to blackmail him. (This film is presented in Korean with English subtitles, 1 hr. 51 min.)

 

A Hard Day shows on Friday, February 26 @ 5:30 pm, Monday, February 29 @ 5:30 pm, and Thursday, March 3 @ 7:30 pm.

On The Other Side Of The Tracks is a hilarious, high-octane action comedy about mismatched cops in the grand tradition of Beverly Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon and 48 Hours. Omar Sy is brilliant as Ousmane, a risk-taking, rule-breaking plain-clothes detective working in the rough Paris suburbs. When a wealthy woman winds up dead in the hood, Ousmane has to partner with slick city cop, Francois, to track down the killers. Soon the stakes are raised, and the odd couple partners discover that both sides have more in common than they realized. (This film is presented in French with English subtitles, 1 hr. 36 min.)

On The Other Side of The Tracks shows on Friday, February 26 @ 7:30 pm, Sunday, February 28 @ 5:30 pm, and Thursday, March 3 @ 5:30 pm.

The Farewell Party is a compassionate dramatic comedy about friendship and saying goodbye. This irreverent and thought-provoking comedy about the end of life follows Yehezkel, an elderly amateur inventor who tries to meet the needs of his suffering friend Max by building a euthanasia machine, only to be inundated by suicide requests from senior citizens. (This film is being presented in Hebrew with English subtitles, 1 hr. 35 min.)

The Farewell Party shows on Saturday, February 27 @ 12:30 pm, Sunday, February 28 @ 7:30 pm, and Wednesday, March 2 @ 7:30 pm.

Timbuktu - Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, proud cattle herder Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife, daughter, and their 12-year old shepherd. In town, the people suffer, powerless, from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, and even soccer have been banned. The women have become shadows but resist with dignity. Every day, the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu. But their destiny changes abruptly in this stunningly rendered film from a master of world cinema. (This film is presented in Arabic, Bombara, French, Songhay & Tamasheq with English subtitles, 1 hr. 37 min.)

Timbuktu shows on Saturday, February 27 @ 2:30 pm, Monday, February 29 @ 7:30 pm, and Wednesday, March 2 @ 5:30 pm.

Marshland is set in the Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division- to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ideology, detectives Juan and Pedro must put aside their differences if they are to successfully hunt down a killer who for years has terrorized a community in the shadow of a general disregard for women rooted is a misogynistic past. (This film is presented in Spanish with English subtitles, 1 hr. 45 min.)

Marshland shows on Saturday, February 27 @ 5:30 pm, Sunday, February 28 @ 12:30 pm, and Tuesday, March 1 @ 5:30 pm.

Labyrinth of Lies is set in Frankfurt 1958: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures. Both the horrors of the past and the hostility against his work bring Johann to the point of meltdown. It is nearly impossible for him to find his way through this maze; everybody seems to have been involved. (This film is presented in German with English subtitles, 2 hr. 4 min.)

Labyrinth of Lies shows on Saturday, February 27 @ 7:30 pm, Sunday, February 28 @ 2:30 pm, and Tuesday, March 1 @ 7:30 pm.

Tickets for the Tickets for the Spring International Film Festival are $8.00 per film. Tickets may be purchased at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, advance tickets are not necessary.  Tickets go on sale 15 minutes prior to each film.  For more information call 304-696-6656 or visit our website at www.marshallartistsseries.org

Dates and Show Times

Fri., Feb. 26

Sat., Feb. 27

Sun., Feb. 28

Mon., Feb. 29

Tues., Mar. 1

Wed., Mar. 2

Thur., Mar. 3

 

12:30 pm

The Farewell Party (Israel)

12:30 pm

Marshland

(Spain)

 

 

 

 

 

2:30 pm

Timbuktu

(Mauritania)

2:30 pm

Labyrinth of Lies

(Germany)

 

 

 

 

5:30 pm

A Hard Day

(South Korea)

5:30 pm

Marshland

(Spain)

5:30 pm 

On the Other Side of the Tracks

(France)

5:30 pm

A Hard Day

(South Korea)

5:30 pm

Marshland

(Spain)

5:30 pm  Timbuktu

(Mauritania)

5:30 pm

On the Other Side of the Tracks

(France)

7:30 pm

On the Other Side of the Tracks

(France)

7:30 pm

Labyrinth of Lies

(Germany)

7:30 pm

The Farewell Party (Israel)

7:30 pm

Timbuktu

(Mauritania)

7:30 pm

Labyrinth of Lies

(Germany)

7:30 pm

The Farewell Party

(Israel)

7:30 pm

A Hard Day

(South Korea)

 

The 2016 Spring International Film Festival is sponsored by Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, KEE 100, B97, WVHU, WSAZ, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, and the Marshall Artists Series. 
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