Thursday, November 19, 2009

Upcoming Films You Wont Want To Miss!

We have 2 highly acclaimed films coming up for everyone!

First, We have the last film in this semesters International Film Series-

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007 France)
Thursday, December 3rd @ 7:00 in the UVU Library Auditorium (LI 120)
Rated PG-13 for nudity, sexual content and some language.

The astonishing true-life story of Jean-Dominic Bauby -- a man who held the world in his palm, lost everything to sudden paralysis at 43 years old. The film follows Bauby's story from his instantaneous descent from a wealthy and congenial playboy and the editor of Elle Magazine, to a bed-bound, hospitalized stroke victim with an inactive brain stem that made it impossible for him to speak or move a muscle of his body. With the editor's mind unaffected, his only solace lay in the "butterfly" of his fantasies and memories. Because of Bauby's physical restriction, he only possessed one channel for communication with the outside world: ocular activity. By moving his eyes and blinking, he not only began to interact again with the world around him, but astonishingly authored his memoir via a code used to signify specific letters of the alphabet.

In addition we are sponsoring a special screening

The Kite Runner (2007)
Tuesday December 8th @ 7:00 in the UVU Library Auditorium (LI 120)
Rated PG-13 for strong thematic material including the rape of a child, violence and brief strong language

This screening will include an introduction and after film discussion led by Dr. Geoffrey Cockerham, History and Political Science, UVU

Finding Neverland director Marc Forster adapts author Khaled Hosseini's critically acclaimed novel about two childhood best friends forever torn apart as their country is ravaged by endless war and bitter strife. As children, Amir and Hassan were inseparable; their long days under azure Kabul skies often spent getting into innocent mischief or preparing for the highly anticipated kite-fighting tournament. When the day of the tournament arrives, however, a glorious victory is quickly offset by a timorous act of betrayal that ultimately serves as the catalyst for catastrophe. Not long after that fateful day, Amir moves away to America, leaving his old friend behind just as the ominous specter of war turns tragically tangible. Two decades later, Amir returns to Afghanistan to find his beloved homeland has now fallen under the iron-fisted rule of the Taliban. Still, all hope for redemption hasn't been lost just yet, because now that Amir stands face to face with the irrepressible secrets that he struggled so vigilantly to bury, he will receive one last chance to make peace with the past, and lay the groundwork for a brighter future.

Hope to see everyone there!

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