- Environmental Film Festival
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- Miller Auditorium
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International Cinema Series
Films are screened in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. No tickets required. Eckerd College is located at 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida. Click here for driving directions and maps to Eckerd College. For further information, please contact the Eckerd College Office of Communications at 727-864-7979. The International Cinema Series is coordinated by Nathan Andersen, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Film Studies. All films are shown at 7 pm.
Spring Semester 2013
February 8, 2013 - 7pm
Directed by Leos Carax (French, English and Chinese, with English Subtitles, 115m, 2012)
From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant), a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man... Hailed by critics as one of the best films of the year. Screened from a 35mm print.
February 15, 2013 - 7pm
Directed by Daniel Nettheim (English, 100m, 2012)
A mercenary, in search of an animal thought to be extinct, finds himself in the middle of a conflict between loggers and environmental activists. He begins to question the intentions of his employer, and about the ethics of his own pursuit. Screened from a 35mm print. Program offered in collaboration with and as part of the "Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature" Environmental Film Festival.
February 22, 2013 - 7pm
Directed by Barry Levinson (English, 85m, 2012)
Approached to make a documentary about the Chesapeake Bay, acclaimed director Barry Levinson found that no one seemed to care how polluted it was, so he decided to modify the footage he had already captured and create a realistic horror story. Program offered in collaboration with and as part of the "Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature" Environmental Film Festival.
March 1, 2013 - 7pm
Directed by Miguel Gomes (Portuguese with English Subtitles, 118m, 2012)
What begins as a drama about three ordinary elderly women in contemporary Lisbon, becomes a hypnotic tale of doomed romance set in colonial Africa. Filmed in gorgeous black and white, and screened from a beautiful 35mm print.
March 8, 2013 - 7pm
Living in Algeria in the 1930s, a widowed Rabbi's cat eats the family parrot and gains the ability to speak. A strange visitor arrives, and convinces them to go on a quest across continents in search of a lost Ethiopian city. Animated, but its dark and irreverent humor and subject matter is not intended for young children.
March 15, 2013
No films due to Spring recess
March 22, 2013
No films due to Spring recess
March 29, 2013
No films due to Good Friday
Apr. 5, 2013 - 7pm
Directed by Pablo Berger
Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never known her mother. She learned the art of her father, a famous bullfighter, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves, and became a legend. Set in southern Spain in 1920s, Blancanieves is a gorgeous tribute to silent films.
Apr. 12, 2013 - 7pm
Hal Hartley made his first feature film, The Unbelievable Truth, in 1989, and in the decades that followed, has created a dozen feature films and a number of experimental shorts. He remains one of the most startlingly original and unique voices in American independent cinema, with a unique visual style, and a sensibility as intrigued by metaphysical and existential conundrums as it is by the intricacies of the human heart. He writes, directs, produces, and even composes music for his films, and Hartley will be here in person to present his latest film, Meanwhile, in addition to one of his earlier works, the formally stunning and fantastic Flirt.
Apr. 19, 2013 - 7pm
Directed by Pema Tseden (Tibetan with English Subtitles, 88m, 2011)
A Tibentan family on the Himalayan plains discovers that their dog is worth a fortune in China, but selling it turns out to come at a terrible price.
Apr. 26, 2013 - 7pm
Like Someone in Love
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami (Japanese with English Subtitles, 109m, 2012)
Akiko is a Tokyo student and part-time call girl, whose latest client is an elderly gentleman with apparently little interest in sex. When her boyfriend sees them together, he assumes the man is her grandfather, and the older man plays along. The latest film by celebrated Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, and the second to be made outside of his home country.
May 3, 2013 - 7pm
Directed by Margarethe von Trotta (German, French and English with English Subtitles, 113m, 2012)
German Jew and philosopher Hannah Arendt had escaped from a French detention camp during the war and is living and teaching in New York city when she gets the chance to follow the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann. What she realizes is that the Nazis and other war criminals were for the most part not monsters but bureaucrats and civil servants, who considered their actions normal and acceptable. This view, written up in The New Yorker in a series of articles, and captured in her famous phrase describing "the banality of evil," was highly unpopular at the time and the film follows the impact upon her of the media firestorm that ensued.