Now in its 32nd year, this series is
dedicated to the presentation of
significant international cinema.
Discussions following the films are
designed to foster an appreciation
of film as art and as insight into
We wish to thank SUNY Rockland
Community College for use of the
Cultural Arts Center and our patrons
for their continued support.
Films will be shown at 7:00 PM in the * Cultural Arts Center at SUNY Rockland Community College. Following each film showing will be a discussion lead by Dr. Ann Fey. To help support the program, the suggested donation is $3 for adults and $1 for students and seniors. Directions to the college
* Note: The May 17 film, "Inspector Bellamy," will be shown at the Technology Center at SUNY Rockland Community College.
To receive a copy of the series brochure, call the Library at (845) 352-5700, ext. 231.
(Germany,Greece) 2009. 99 minutes.
In a run-down warehouse district called Soul Kitchen, chef Zinos Kazantsakis runs his restaurant with little more than a wing and prayer. Despite the rather mediocre menu, he has a regular clientelle who seem to enjoy the low prices and friendly atmosphere.
Unfortunately, Zinos' life quickly goes from bad to worse.
See the trailer!
(Denmark) 2008. 90 minutes.
Robert Hansen is a cop in Copenhagen who makes a mistake, is remanded for therapy, then assigned to a small town in South Jutland, where cows and problems disappear into the mud. He quickly learns that the town bully, Jorgen, beats his wife, an outsider like Robert. He tries to get her to swear out a complaint against Jorgen; she flirts with Robert. When someone dies and Robert knows the prime suspect is innocent, he halts vigilante justice and things get complicated.
(France) 2009. 110 minutes.
As every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife Francoise in the family house in Nimes. Jacques, Paul's stepbrother, turns up unawares, which is bad news since the fellow is an alcoholic good for nothing. Also annoying is this stranger at bay who asks Bellamy for protection. Farewell peaceful holiday!
Watch the trailer!
* Please Note: This film will be shown at the Technology Center at SUNY Rockland Community College.
(Arabic, English) 2009.
In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares.
(Italian) 2008, 75 minutes.
Gianni is a middle-aged man living in Rome with his imposing and demanding elderly mother. His only outlet from her and the increasing debt into which they are sinking, are the increasingly frequent quiet sessions at the local tavern. As an Oriental saying goes, 'Moments of crisis are moments of opportunities'. These appear during the celebration of the holiday of Ferragosto on 15 August. That's when everybody leaves town to have fun. Opportunity knocks on Gianni's door in the most unexpected way.