The World Languages & Cultures Department, the Global Union International Students Organization and the ASL Club invite students, staff and members of the Rochester community to attend this year’s festival, which includes three films and two live performances, as follows:
Tuesday, April 30 ~ 4:30 pm
The Girl of Your Dreams (La niña de tus ojos) – Film/Drama. Spain, 2000 (122 minutes - Rated R)
In Spanish with English subtitles.
In the midst of the Spanish Civil War, as a sign of cordiality between General Franco and Adolph Hitler, a Spanish film crew is invited to Nazi Germany's UFA Studios in Berlin to make two versions of a popular Andalusian musical. The only movie extras with Andalusian features are Jewish and Gypsy prisoners in a nearby concentration camp. When Macarena (Penélope Cruz) assists one of the prisoners in his escape, calamity ensues.
Tuesday, April 30 ~ 7:00 pm
Puente Flamenco - Flamenco Dance Performance
Puente Flamenco began performing in late 2009 and is still the only flamenco troupe in upstate New York. Consisting of a guitarist, a vocalist, a percussionist and several dancers, the troupe focuses on performing the music and dance of true flamenco while making their performances accessible to audiences unfamiliar with flamenco or the Spanish language. This passionate art form with its addictive rhythms, complex melodic lines and gorgeous dancers is sure to fascinate and delight.
Wednesday, May 1 ~ 6:00 pm
ASL Storytelling - Live Performance
In American Sign Language with English Interpreters
Presenting a live performance featuring storytelling by professional Deaf performers along with performances by MCC ASL students. This is bound to be an exciting night!
Thursday, May 2 ~ 6:00 pm
The Concert – Film/Comedy/Drama. France, 2010 (107 minutes - Rated PG-13)
In French with English subtitles.
Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by accident that the Chatelet Theater in Paris has invited the Bolshoi orchestra to play there. He decides to gather together his former musicians and perform in Paris in the place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. If they all overcome the hardships ahead this very special concert will be a triumph.
Thursday, May 2 ~ 6:00 pm
The Band’s Visit – Film/Comedy. Israel, 2008 (87 minutes – Rated PG-13)
In Hebrew with English subtitles.
This is the mesmerizing and witty story of strangers in a strange land. A fading Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to play at the Arab Cultural Center. When they take the wrong bus, the band members find themselves in a desolate Israeli village. With no other option than to spend the night with the local townspeople, the two distinctly different cultures realize the universal bonds of love, music and life. Set against a breathtaking desert landscape, this cross-cultural comedy proves that getting lost is sometimes the best way to find yourself.
The event will take place at the Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center (Monroe A and B) in the Brighton Campus. Arrive early to enjoy international candy and nibbles sold by the students. All films have English subtitles. The International Film Fest is free and open to the public.
Parking is available for the general public in Lot M.
World Languages and Cultures
Spring 2013 Foreign Film Fest flyer.pdf