International Film Series

April IFS: Trips

March 26, 2014

The Trip

Wednesday, April 2nd, 6:30 pm, CLO 110

“Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are English comedians with distinctly different styles. In ‘The Trip,’ they play themselves, brought together under a fictional premise: Steve is doing an article on the cuisine of Northern England and brings Rob along on the trip. So it’s two guys traveling, eating and talking. Doesn’t sound like much. But it’s terrific…Watching ‘The Trip,’ I had some of the biggest laughs I’ve had in a movie all year. The comedians are competitive, each trying to top the other…Along the way, you get a culinary trip of England (I know, scary).”

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Free and open to the public.

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AFTER LUCIA

March 10, 2014

Seldom Screened 2013

AFTER LUCIA (Despues de Lucia)

Please join the International Film Series at Purdue Calumet on Wednesday, March 26, at 6:30pm, in CLO 110, for the Mexican film, “AFTER LUCIA”.

“AFTER LUCIA”, dir. Franco, Mexico, 2012, Winner at Cannes’ (Un Certain Regard)

“The hot-button topic of school bullying provides an attention-grabbing hook for ‘After Lucia’, the grimly persuasive sophomore feature from Mexican writer-helmer-producer Michel Franco (‘Daniel and Ana’). Suggesting that teenage cruelty is no different in Mexico City than in any other major Western metropolis, pic depicts a distressing downward spiral for its pretty, charismatic protag after one drunken misstep.”

Charles Gant, VARIETY

Films are free and open to the public.

 

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INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

March 6, 2014

Seldom Screened 2013

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Please join the International Film Series at Purdue Calumet on Wednesday, March 19, at 6:30pm, in CLO 110, for the Coen Brothers’ latest Oscar-Nominated film, “INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS”.

“Joel and Ethan Coen’s elegiac, sweetly funny tale of a fleeting moment in American folk music, featuring a singular turn by Oscar Isaac as the struggling singer-songwriter of the title. Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that at a time when slow-food movements, micro-brews and small-batch spirits have our attention comes a tenderly crafted film that demands we savor it…Celebrating and mourning a bygone moment, “Inside Llewyn Davis” is a tuneful wake intended to arouse us from our slumber to desires worth remembering.”

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

Films are free and open to the public.

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Blue Jasmine

March 5, 2014

Seldom Screened 2013

BLUE JASMINE

Please join the International Film Series at Purdue Calumet on Wednesday, February 19, at 6:30pm, in CLO 110,for Woody Allen’s latest Oscar-Nominated film, “BLUE JASMINE”.

Films are free and open to the public.

“A sharply observed, post-economic crash comedy-drama that boasts a formidable performance by Cate Blanchett and addresses such pertinent real-world concerns as class, gender and corporate criminality in urban America.”

“Smartly structured so that we see precisely how smugly insulated and privileged Jasmine’s (Blanchett’s) life with Hal (Alec Baldwin) was, the movie functions primarily as a study of a woman who’s unravelling right in front of us. And this is where Blanchett, so rarely used to full effect, is nothing short of remarkable.”
Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail

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