Thursday, February 8, 2007

Global Universities

Several area universities host free global film series. Texas Christian University’s KinoMonda Film Series is 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Sid Richardson Building, Lecture Hall No. 4. This spring’s series has a wide variety of film, but only two from our Sister City countries: Uiridiana, directed by Luis Buñuel, from Mexico (1961) will show May 2 and I Vitelloni, directed by Federico Fellini Italy (1953) shows May 23.

University of North Texas in Denton hosts a Global Film Series at 7:30 p.m. every Monday. Two films from Germany show in February. Films are shown in Room 184 of the Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building, which is located one block west of Welch and Chestnut streets, Denton.

Feb. 12 - Bonhoeffer - This 2003 documentary from the United States tells the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young German theologian and pacifist who was imprisoned and killed by the Nazis for plotting to assassinate Hitler.

Feb. 26 - Europa Europa - Released in 1990, this German film tells the story of a Jewish boy who separated from his family in the early days of World War II. He poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world, and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth.