International Film Series

2019 Films

The CF International Film Series educates and inspires through films that are culturally, historically and artistically important. We hope you will join us as we explore and enjoy our world though great cinema.

Menashe (PG, USA, 2017, 90 min)

Jan. 15, 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum, 7 p.m. at the Ocala Campus, room 8-110

In Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a Hasidic Jewish man fights to retain custody of his son after his wife's death, as tradition dictates that the boy must be raised in a household with a mother. If he doesn't remarry quickly, his son will be adopted by his late spouse's stern brother. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood. The third of three films this season dealing with family conflict, In Yiddish with English subtitles.

Faces Places (PG, France , 2017, 90 min)

Jan. 29, 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum, 7 p.m. at the Ocala Campus, room 8-110

In this upbeat documentary which won Best Documentary at Cannes last year, French New Wave director Agnès Vard and muralist and acclaimed photographer JR travel all across France creating and displaying giant portraits of people they encounter along the way. “Faces Places” documents their heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship the two artists formed along the way. In French with English subtitles.

Omar (NR, Palestine, 2013, 98 min)

Feb. 12, 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum, 7 p.m. at the Ocala Campus, room 8-110

Arrested after the death of an Israeli soldier, a Palestinian baker agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game: is he playing his Israeli handler or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side? Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now”) has made a dynamic, action-packed drama—and underneath it all, a love story—about the insoluble moral dilemmas and tough choices facing those on the frontlines of a conflict that shows no sign of letting up. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.

Selma (PG-13, USA, 2014, 125 min)

Feb. 26, 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum, 7 p.m. at the Ocala Campus, room 8-110

This true story chronicles a three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's "Selma" tells the story of how the revered leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the peaceful, brave activists and changed America. In English.

Wadjda (PG-13, Saudi Arabia, 2017 95 min)

March 5, 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum, 7 p.m. at the Ocala Campus, room 8-110

The first feature film directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia, Haifaa al-Mansour, tells the touching story of Wadjda (Waad Mohammed), a 10 year old struggling with the restrictions placed on her by religion and tradition. The CF International Film Series presents this film in honor of International Women’s Day. In Arabic with English subtitles.

For more information concerning the International Film Series contact Joe Zimmerman at zimmermj@cf.edu.

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