CCM E-Media presents the Global Film Initiative’s 2012 Global Lens film series.

CCM E-Media presents the Global Film Initiative’s 2012 Global Lens film series.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Division of Electronic Media (CCM E-Media) and the University of Cincinnati Libraries will host free public screenings of 10 award-winning narrative feature films from Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Rwanda and Turkey this spring as part of the Global Film Initiative’s 2012 Global Lens film series.

All films will be shown at 2 p.m. on Mondays in the TUC MainStreet Cinema on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.

Launched in 2003, the Global Lens film series is designed to support the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. The 2012 series premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in January and is now being presented in more than 35 cities across the United States and Canada.

The film series includes Riscado (Craft) on Jan. 14, El Dedo (The Finger) on Jan. 28, Soog (Mourning) on Feb. 4, Gise Memuru (Toll Booth) on Feb. 11, Pegase (Pegasus) on Feb. 25, Qarantina on March 4, El Premio (The Prize) on March 11, Matiere Grise (Grey Matter) March 18, Amnistia (Amnesty) April 8 and Gordo, Calvo y Bajito (Fat, Bald, Short Man) on April 15.Learn more about each film below.

Learn more about the Global Lens Film series here.

About the Global Film Initiative
The Global Film Initiative is an international arts organization based in the United States. Established in 2002 to fund and to support the growth of global film-making communities, the initiative showcases compelling stories from around the world through an innovative blend of exhibition, distribution and education. Learn more here.

Event Information
All screenings listed here take place at the MainStreet Cinema in the Tangeman University Center on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Admission is free, and reservations are not required. Please see individual film listings for more information. All dates and programs are subject to change. Visit ccm.uc.edu for the most current information.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

GLOBAL LENS FILM SERIES SCHEDULE

2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14
Riscado (Craft)
Gustavo Pizzi, director
The festival opens with a Brazilian film about a talented but unemployed actress. Riscado is an enveloping drama of everyday tragedy in the working world of an artist. 85 minutes, in Portuguese and French with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28
El Dedo (The Finger)
Sergio Teubal, director
Based on real events, this charming dramatic comedy from Argentina pokes fun at small town traditions while celebrating true democratic values.93 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4
Soog (Mourning)
Morteza Farshbaf, director
A car trip in Iran is the setting for a subtly humorous and deeply compassionate meditation on communication and emotional disability. 84 minutes, in Farsi with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11
Gise Memuru (Toll Booth)
Tolga Karacelik, director
An expert cast and keen art direction contribute to this wry, heartbreaking ode to lost dreams in a sleepwalking world. 96 minutes, in Turkish with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25
Pegase (Pegasus)
Mohamed Mouftakir, director
Reality merges into a haunted fever-dream of fear and denial in this visually striking, award-winning psychological thriller. 104 minutes, in Arabic with English subtitles.  
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Monday, March 4
Qarantina
Oday Rasheed, director
This Iraqi film captures contemporary Baghdad’s moody interior and stunned atmosphere, with a formidable cast who suggest unexpected resilience in the wake of catastrophe. 90 minutes, in Arabic with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Monday, March 11
El Premio (The Prize)
Nick Oceano, director
A childhood idyll is contaminated by the general political crisis, the army and a parent who is among the “disappeared” in this superbly acted and engrossingly atmospheric drama about innocence in illicit times. 99 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Monday, March 18
Matiere Grise (Grey Matter)
Kivu Ruhorahoza, director
This film subtly measures the horror and systematic madness of events hardly unique to Rwanda, while offering bracing insight into the nature of political violence. 100 minutes, in Kinhyarwanda and French with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Monday, April 8
Amnistia (Amnesty)
Bujar Alimani, director
A new Albanian law allowing conjugal visits for inmates brings together a man and woman visiting the same prison to meet their respective incarcerated spouses. This closely observed, sensual and contemplative drama highlights a period of subtle but profound social transformation.83 minutes, in Albanian with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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2 p.m. Monday, April 15
Gordo, Calvo y Bajito (Fat, Bald, Short Man)
Carlos Osuna, director
The film’s protagonist joins a self-improvement group where he confirms that change is inevitable; the question becomes what use one makes of it. 97 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Sponsor: ArtsWave

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