Russell Library has partnered with Middlesex Community College and Wesleyan University to select and screen six acclaimed international films on Thursday evenings this fall. The festival provides an opportunity to learn more about our local community’s diverse cultures and to gather together on ‘common ground’ to celebrate the global human spirit. Each screening begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. and is followed by a scholarly discussion of the film’s cultural and societal themes. The venues are handicapped accessible. All events are free and refreshments will be served.
Upcoming films include: Dancing Dreams (German, 2010) on Thursday, November 8 at Wesleyan University Film Center, and As It Is in Heaven on Thursday, November 15 (Swedish, 2004) at Russell Library.
November 8 – Wesleyan Film Studies Center
Dancing Dreams – directed by Rainer Hoffmann & Anne Linsel, Germany, 2010
Two years ago, world-famous dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch selected 40 teenagers who had never heard her name to be part of her dance piece Contact Zone. For 10 months through opening night, the young dancers discover Bausch's genius and their own bodies. Pina Bausch died in 2009. This film is a testament to her genius.
This film series is funded by a grant from the Middletown Commission on the Arts and generous support from the Friends of the Russell Library, gener8or communications / Moving Pictures, the Haddad Family, and many individuals.