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The Spring 2006 Foreign Film Fest Ends This Week

Only one night remains to see one of the last two films at the Spring 2006 Foreign Film Fest. Join us this Thursday, May 11th, for the following program:

"The Chorus (Les choristes)," France, 2004. 97 minutes. Drama in French. Rated PG-13. In this gentle French drama, music teacher Monsieur Mathieu lands a job at a boys' boarding school populated by delinquents and orphans, and run by a harsh, disciplinarian headmaster. Sensing potential in the rambunctious ruffians, Mathieu forms a choir to rein in his charges through the transforming power of song … even at the probable cost of his career. The performances of the boys in the film -- many of them not actors but boys drawn from an actual French choir -- are remarkable. An inspirational and moving film.

"Beyond Silence (Jenseits der Stille)," Germany, 1996. 107 minutes. Drama in German and German Sign Language. Rated PG-13. Laura is a dutiful daughter to her deaf parents, Martin and Kai  -- sometimes to the detriment of her own needs. When an aunt gives the young girl a clarinet, Laura discovers a hidden talent, and as a teen she attends a Berlin music school on a scholarship against her father's wishes, and falls in love.

This event will take place at the Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A and B), Brighton Campus. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. to mingle and enjoy some ethnic nibbles and food sampling. The films will be introduced at 6:30 p.m. Two films will be shown concurrently on each of the specified dates. All films have English subtitles. The Foreign Film Fest is free and open to the public.


Louis Silvers
ESOL and Foreign Languages