THE WORLD IN WILLIAMSBURG PART OF THE GLOBAL FILM AND MIGRATION FESTIVAL http://FilmFestival.wm.edu
LOCAL COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO GLOBAL FILMS OF MIGRATION (Films, Post-Screening Discussions & Ethnic Food Receptions co-hosted by members of our localimmigrant and ethnic communities all at the Williamsburg Regional Library Theater and Foyer)
Ireland, Migration, and Film (in conjunction with the WRL Celtic Film Series) March 4th (Wednesday) 7pm: Kings (Tom Collins 2007) (Ireland) Introduced by Prof. Emeritus Jack Willis Post-screening discussion and FREE Irish Reception with the St. Andrews Society and the LadiesAncient Order of Hibernians
My Big Fat Greek Movie?: Greek Migration and Film March 6th (Friday) 4pm: My Big Fat Greek Wedding(Joel Zwick 2002) (USA/Canada) Introduced by Brent Williams and George Canavos. Post-screening discussion and FREE Greek Food reception co-sponsored by St. Demetrios of Williamsburg and other members of the local Greek community.
Latino Migration and Film March 8th (Sunday) 1pm: La Misma Luna/The Same Moon (Patricia Riggen 2007)(Mexico/USA) Post-screening discussion and a FREE reception co-hosted by members of our local Latino community
Italian America, Migration, and Film(in conjunction with CIAO-Colonial Italian American Organization) March 16th (Monday) 7pm: Once We Were Strangers (Emanuele Crialese 1997) (USA/Italy) Introduced by Anita Angelone (W&M Prof. of Italian, Modern Languages and Literatures) Post-screening discussion and FREE Pizza reception sponsored by CIAO
South Korean Cinema and Migration March 18th (Wednesday) 7pm: Failan (Hae-sung Song 2001) (South Korea) FREE Pre-screening Korean food reception (6pm) co-hosted by our local Korean-American community
Jewish Immigrant Roots of Hollywood Cinema(Co-sponsored by W&Ms American Studies Program) March 19th (Thursday) 5:30pm: The Jazz Singer (Alan Crosland 1927)(USA) Introduced by Prof. Paul Buhle (Brown University) author of From The Lower East Side to Hollywood: Jews inPopular American Culture; Post-screening discussion and FREE Jewish food reception co-hosted by members ofour local Jewish community.
AndDont Miss the other FREE Global Film and Migration Screenings and EventsMore details at: http://FilmFestival.wm.edu
March 20th (Friday)3pm IMMIGRANTS IN ITALY: FIVE SHORT FILMS Selected & presented by Edward Bowen Kimball Theater
Asade (Daniele Balboni 2008); Adil & Yusuf (Claudio Noce 2007); Soli impazziti/Restless & Alone (Ram Pace 2007); Loro rosso/Red Gold (Cesare Fragnelli 2007); Mare nostro/Our Sea (Andrea DAsaro 2008), (total program: 120 minutes)
5pm ITALIAN FOOD RECEPTION prepared by the W&M Italian House Kimball TheaterTHE WORLD IN AMERICA SERIES (Sponsored by The Reves Center for International Studies)7pm Nuovomundo/GoldenDoor(Emanuele Crialese 2006) (Italy/France) Presented by Emanuele Crialese Kimball Theater10pm CucarachasRojas/RedCockroaches(Miguel Coyula 2003)(USA/Cuba) Presented by Miguel Coyula Kimball Theater10:30pm MIGRATION MUSIC & NEW MEDIA Live performance by GUARCO& FRENCH LETTER Sadler Center Chesapeake A
March 21st (Saturday)2pm CHILDRENS PROGRAM: COMING OF AGE IN THE AGE OF MIGRATION
American Tail (Don Bluth 1986) (USA) +The Immigrant (Charlie Chaplin 1917) (USA) Williamsburg Regional Library1pm CUBAN FILM AND ITS MIGRATIONS (and The World in America Series continued) 40th Anniversary - Memorias del subdesarollo/Memories of Underdevelopment (Toms Gutirrez Alea 1968) (Cuba) + rough cut excerpts - Memorias del desarollo/Memories of Overdevelopment (Miguel Coyula 2009) Kimball Theater Presented by Miguel Coyula and Prof. Ann Marie Stock (Modern Languages and Literatures, Hispanic Studies)4:30pm FILMMAKERS ROUNDTABLE: GLOBAL FILM AND MIGRATION Sadler Center-Commonwealth Auditorium Eszter Balint, Yamina Benguigui, Miguel Coyula, Emanuele Crialese7pm IMMIGRANTS AND INDEPENDENCE IN (AND BEYOND ) AMERICAN FILM 25th Anniversary screening Stranger Than Paradise(Jim Jarmusch 1984)(USA) Sadler Center Commonwealth Auditorium Presented by actress and the films female lead, Eszter Balint (and possible surprise guest)
March 22nd (Sunday) DOCUMENTING BORDER CROSSING (Migration & Documentary Film)12pm Plafond de Verre/Glass Ceiling(Yamina Benguigui 2004) (France) Presented by Yamina Benguigui Kimball Theater3pm Immokalee, U.S.A. (Georg Koszulinski 2008) (USA) Presented by Georg Koszulinski Kimball Theater FILM MIGRATIONS AND FEMALE VOICES7pm Inch'Allah dimanche (Yamina Benguigui 2001) (France/Algeria) Presented by Yamina Benguigui Kimball Theater9:30 pm LIVE PERFORMANCE: ESZTER BALINT AND HER BAND - Sadler Center, Lodge One