Join us for outstanding foreign and independent films followed by a discussion lead by Dr. Maurizio Giammarco of Temple University.
April 15, 2018 @ 2PM
1 hr. 31 mins ~ Rated R
Wilhelmina is a Chinese-American lesbian and a young surgeon who has kept her sexual orientation secret from her conservative Chinese community in New York. But when her widowed mother becomes pregnant and is kicked out by her own parents, Wil suddenly has to juggle her mother’s secrets with her own. Wil has a new romance with Vivian who is a ballet dancer and the daughter of Wil’s boss.
May 20, 2018 @ 2PM
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
French ~ 1 hr. 52 mins. ~ Rated PG-13
The French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind.
June 17, 2018 @ 2PM
1 hr. 33 mins. ~ Rated R
At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tensions, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.