View & discuss outstanding foreign & indie films with Maurizio Giammarco*.
~ Free and open to all adults ~ No registration required ~ Movies are shown with subtitles/closed captioning ~
January 19th ~ 2p
The Invisible Woman
UK ✻ 111 mins ✻ Rated R
At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Awards: Academy Award for Best Costume Design
February 16th ~ 2p
Brazil ✻ 113 mins ✻ Rated R
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Director: Walter Salles
Awards: Nominated, Academy Award for Best Actress
March 15th ~ 2p
Israel ✻ 107 mins ✻ Rated PG
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
Director: Joseph Cedar
Awards: Academy Award for Best International Feature Film
*Maurizio Giammarco earned his Ph.D. in English from Temple. He is an independent filmmaker whose films and videos have appeared in university festivals. His articles and book, theater, and film reviews have appeared in The Temple News, Reel Visions, City Paper, and The Journal of Modern Literature. He teaches in the Intellectual Heritage program at Temple University and has been the facilitator of our Sunday Cinema Program for over 15 years.