The ESOL and Foreign Languages Department and the Global Union International Students Organization invite students, staff and members of the Rochester community to attend the screening of three foreign language films, as follows:
Monday, April 30, 6:00 pm
Signs of the Time – Drama, USA, 2008. 60 min – Unrated. In English with English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Where did Baseball hand signals come from? In exploring this seemingly simple question, Signs of the Time shares stories of inspiration that transcend the game of baseball. We meet two men at the heart of a controversy. One was a trailblazing umpire, whose tenacity and dedication earned him a place in the Hall of Fame… the other, a ballplayer whose determination to overcome barriers of communication made him the most celebrated deaf player in the history of the major leagues.
Tuesday, May 1, 6:00pm
Liaisons - Drama. French, 2010. Unrated. In French with English subtitles.
Claire Gagner, a graduate student in psychology at McGill University in Montreal, has spent most of her adult life on her own ever since her mother committed herself to a psychiatric hospital. Working as a receptionist at l’Hôtel Delta to put herself through school, Claire’s life has been defined by work, her studies, and visits with her mother at the hospital. One day Claire receives an envelope with an anonymous prepaid trip to Quebec City. As she embarks on this journey, she encounters mysterious characters and eventually travels to France where the past and present blend in some startling revelations,
Wednesday, May 2, 6:00pm
Nora’s Will - Drama/Comedy. Mexico, 2008. 92 minutes – Unrated. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Nora had a plan. It would bring her ex-husband, Jose, and the rest of their family together for a magnificent Passover feast. But there is a flaw in her plan - a mysterious photograph from the past, hidden under the bed, which leads Jose to reexamine their relationship and rediscover their undying love for each other.
These films will be screened at the Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Forum (3-130) at the Brighton Campus. All the films will be introduced to the audience at 6:00 p.m. Arrive early to enjoy international candy and nibbles sold by the Global Union Students. All films have English subtitles. The Foreign Film Fest is free and open to the public.