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World Film Forum
Start Date: 11/19/2013Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 11/19/2013End Time: 9:30 PM
This event recurs on a custom schedule.   Click here to see the series dates.

Event Description:

This November, come to the Lafayette Theater (600 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901) and travel with the World Film Forum to Italy, China, and the romantic Western Isles of Scotland. All three films in the fall 2013 series imagine different kinds of homeward journey, revealing how the magic of the movies can combine dreamscapes with intensified visions of reality.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
“Amarcord” (Director: Federico Fellini, 1974, Italy, comedy/drama, 127 mins, English subtitles).
Presenter: Ben Lawton, Associate Professor of Italian and Film & Video Studies.
Doors open to the public at 6:30 pm. Enjoy our free popcorn and cash bar.
Film introduction, 7:00 pm; audience discussion will follow the movie.

In “Amarcord” ("I remember") Federico Fellini, arguably one of the most important directors of all-time, conveys the phenomenon of memory as well as anyone ever has, in a series of humorous and poignant vignettes about coming of age during Mussolini’s Fascist dictatorship in Italy.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
"I Know Where I'm Going!" (Director Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1945, UK, comedy/drama, 88 mins, black and white). 
Presenter: Antonia Syson, Assistant Professor of Classics. 
Doors open to the public at 6:30 pm. Enjoy our free popcorn and cash bar.
Film introduction, 7:00 pm; audience discussion will follow the movie.

A detailed itinerary guides Joan Webster step-by-step towards a wealthy, loveless marriage; but after the waves sweep her plans away into the Scottish mist, Joan finds both adventure and an unexpected homecoming.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
"The Road Home" (Director Yimou Zhang, 1999, China, drama/romance, 89 mins, English subtitles).
Presenters: Wei Hong, Professor of Applied Linguistics, with Yuhan Huang and Meng Wang, PhD students in Comparative Literature.
Doors open to the public at 6:30 pm. Enjoy our free popcorn and cash bar.
Film introduction, 7:00 pm; audience discussion will follow the movie.

Returning to his childhood village to attend his father’s funeral, a young man remembers the beautiful love story of his parents.

 

 

 

Location Information:
Lafayette Theater  (View Map)
600 Main Street
Lafayette, IN
Additional Information
The fall 2013 series, "Fantasy & Reality: The Magic of the Movies," is generously sponsored by Purdue's Film & Video Studies Program, the Confucius Institute of Purdue, and the School of Languages & Cultures

For more information, please visit:
http://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/main/news/World_Film_Forum.html

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