Critically acclaimed and important films

The International Cinema Series presents critically acclaimed and important films from around the world (including independent and artistic American films) every week in the Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College. We show restorations of honored classics as well as contemporary films that have captured the attention of critics at recent film festivals.

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.

All screenings in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium on campus unless otherwise indicated; view directions & map
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Fall 2016 Schedule

The Mermaid

Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Stephen Chow (Japanese w/ English subtitles, 94m, 2016)

A mermaid, sent to assassinate a developer whose projects threaten the ocean habitat, ends up falling in love with him instead.


Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Jacques Audiard (Tamil, French and English w/ English subtitles, 115m, 2015)

A Tamil warrior from Sri Lanka flees to France with his newly formed family, where they find themselves caught in the middle of local gang rivalries.

Embrace of the Serpent

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7 p.m.

With Q&A by director Ciro Guerra (Various languages w/English subtitles, 125m, 2015)

A shaman leads two scientists down the Amazon river in search of a sacred healing plant. The director of the film will be present to take questions. (Presented in collaboration with the Sunscreen Film Festival.)

Ciro Guerra

Embracing the Art of Filmmaking: An Evening with Ciro Guerra

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Academy ­Award nominated Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra, who has won a series of festival awards, including top honors at the Cannes 2015 Directors’ Fortnight and at the Platino Ibero ­American Film Awards for his third film Embrace of the Serpent, will be here to speak about his career as a filmmaker and his aims as an artist. (Presented in collaboration with the Sunscreen Film Festival.)

Ecotherapy Getaway Holiday

Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Okita Shuichi (Japanese with English subtitles, 92m, 2014)

When seven middle­aged and elderly women sign up for a relaxing trip to a remote waterfall, they never expected that their guide would go missing and leave them stranded in the wild.

Wood Job

Friday, October 21, 7 p.m.

Directed by Yaguchi Shinobu (Japanese with English subtitles, 116m, 2014)

When he fails his college entrance exam, Yuki decides to take it easy for a year. A flyer convinces him to take a job a forester in a remote village. It’s not so easy.

The Wailing

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Hong­Jin Na (Korean with English subtitles, 156m, 2016)

A rural Korean police officer begins to investigate a series of mysterious and violent deaths, while the evil force behind them begins to possess his daughter.


Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Ross Lipman (English, 2016)

A “kino­essay” examining the singular collaboration between avant­garde novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett and comic film genius Buster Keaton, as they worked to create the little­seen and enigmatic short film entitled, simply, Film.


Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Johnnie To (Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles, 117m, 2015)

A dazzling bureaucratic musical, set inside a Chinese financial empire at the onset of the 2008 market collapse.

Les Cowboys

Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Thomas Bidegain (English, French and Urdu with English subtitles, 2015)

When his daughter goes missing from their prairie town just east of France, Alain and his son head out to find her, in this contemporary homage to John Ford’s classic Western “The Searchers.”

Miss Hokusai

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Keiichi Hara (Japanese with English subtitles, 2015)

A stunningly animated film exploring the life and works of the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, as seen through the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O­-Ei.

Meet the Coordinators

Nate Andersen

Nathan Andersen
Professor of Philosophy

Christina Petersen

Christina Petersen
Assistant Professor of Film Studies