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, May 3rd, 6:00 pm
The Syrian Bride - Drama. Israel, 2004. 98 min. Unrated. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.
A tale of a Druze woman who lives with her family in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Her family makes plans for her to marry a Syrian television star, but once she marries and crosses into Syria, she’ll never be able to return home.
Prior to the film Mazen Elrayes, from St. John Fisher College, will lead a discussion on the current affairs of Syria today.
Wednesday, May 5th, 6:00 pm
Universal Signs - Drama. USA, 2008. 108 min. Unrated. In ASL with English subtitles.
A groundbreaking "silent" film, Universal Signs touches the hearts and minds of hearing and deaf audiences alike. After the death of his fiancée’s daughter while in his care, Andrew, a deaf artist, is tormented day and night by memories and self-blame. When a serendipitous friendship and new love comes along, he is able to forgive himself, and experience the transformative power of love.
This film will be introduced by Michael Weingart, Professor of ASL.
Thursday, May 6th, 6:00 pm
Pretendiendo (Ugly Me) - Comedy. Chile, 2006. 115 min, Rated R. In Spanish with English subtitles.
A beautiful woman, Amanda, decides to transform into an ugly duckling in an attempt to ward off men and avoid more romantic disappointments. But juggling a double life proves harder than she'd imagined, and when real feelings begin to develop between her and a cocky new coworker, she finds her comedy of errors has turned into an odd and sexy love triangle.
The members of the Global Union International Students Organization will be raising funds during the screening of this film to help the victims of last month’s devastating earthquake in Chile.
These films will be screened at the Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Monroe B) in 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.
ESOL and Foreign Languages
Spring10Foreign Film Fest Flyer.pdf