CCM hosts 2013 Global Lens Film Festival ScreeningsThe 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 ten award-winning narrative feature films from Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mexico and Serbia this fall as part of the Global Film Initiative’s 2013 Global Lens film series.

All films will be shown at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the TUC MainStreet Cinema on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, except for the screening of Eduardo Nunes’ Southwest, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2.

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 2013 series premiered at the Museum of Modern Art this past January and is now being presented in over 35 cities across the United States and Canada.

This year’s film series includes The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (El Fantástico Mundo De Juan Orol) on Sept. 4, Beijing Flickers (You-Zhong) on Sept. 18, Modest Reception (Paziraie Sadeh) on Oct. 2, The Parade (Parada) on Oct. 9, About 111 Girls (Darbare 111 Dokhtar) on Oct. 16, Life Kills Me (La Vida Me Mata) on Oct. 30, Cairo 678 on Nov. 6, Student on Nov. 13, Southwest (Sudoeste) on Dec. 2 and Shyamal Uncle Turns off the Lights on Dec. 4. Learn more about each film below.

Learn more about the Global Lens Film series by visiting catalogue.globalfilm.org/global-lens-collection/global-lens-2013.html.

Since its founding, Global Lens film series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window in the diverse world in which we live. Now in its 10th year, Global lens continues to attract dynamic audiences and discover extraordinary new films, building upon the unique perspectives that have come to define the Global Film Initiative’s library of films.

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 filmmaking communities, the initiative showcases compelling stories from around the world through an innovative blend of exhibition, distribution and education. Learn more by visiting www.globalfilm.org.

Event Information
All events 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 event information for more details.

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.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Sponsor: ArtsWave
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GLOBAL LENS FILM SERIES SCHEDULE

The Fantastic World of Juan Orol6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4
• Global Lens Film Series •
The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (El Fantástico Mundo De Juan Orol)
Sebastián del Amo, director
Mexico’s “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this festival-opening film. In a glorious black-and-white flashback that mingles memories of his childhood, his forced exile to Cuba and his arrival in Mexico, intrepid “Juanito” pursues many failed careers before landing in the movies. 90 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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Beijing Flickers6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
• Global Lens Film Series •
Beijing Flickers (You-Zhong)
Zhang Yuan, director
San Bao, lovelorn, self-destructive and desperately aimless, finds moments of euphoria amid his own despair as he roams the sleek, shifting city with other soulful, cash-poor dreamers and misfits. Such heavenly losers form the vital spirit of Beijing in this gorgeously gritty, angst-ridden portrait of youthful disaffection and perseverance. 96 minutes, in Mandarin with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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Modest Reception6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2
• Global Lens Film Series •
Modest Reception (Paziraie Sadeh)
Mani Haghighi, director
Leila and Kaveh are a mysterious pair from Tehran, traveling the mountainous countryside in their Lexus coupe to push big bags of money on the locals. Will they push things too far? Are they losing sight of their mission? What exactly is their mission? Led by riveting performances, this bold comedy-drama unfurls with unexpected force amid subtle themes of power, privilege and corruption. 100 minutes, in Persian and Farsi with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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The Parade6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9
• Global Lens Film Series •
The Parade (Parada)
Srdjan Dragojevic, director
A group of gay activists in Belgrade strikes a tense alliance with Limun, a Serbian crime boss. Limun agrees to provide security for the group’s Pride parade and recruits a band of former Balkan war combatants, who will stand up to the aggressors  in this rollickingly shrewd and humane comedic take on a vital human rights issue. 115 minutes, in Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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About 111 Girls6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16
• Global Lens Film Series •
About 111 Girls (Darbare 111 Dokhtar)
Nahid Ghobadi and Bijan Zamanpira, directors
A government official travels across Iranian Kurdistan with his driver and a young guide on a mission to stop 111 young Kurdish women from committing suicide in protest against conditions that have left them spinsters. Against a dramatically colorful physical and human landscape, the three travelers meander helplessly in a land riddled with contradictions. 79 minutes, in Farsi/Persian and Kurdish with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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Life Kills Me6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30
• Global Lens Film Series •
Life Kills Me (La Vida Me Mata)
Sebastián Silva, director
Life and death come wrapped in a mutual embrace, both absurd and poignant, in this smart comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving cinematographer, Gasper and a morbidly obsessed drifter, Alvaro. 92 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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Cairo 6786 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6
• Global Lens Film Series •
Cairo 678
Mohamed Diab, director
Three Cairene women from different backgrounds join together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has impacted each of their lives. Mohamed Diab’s deftly braided narrative tells a gripping, timely social tale through its patchwork of interconnected lives and deeds.100 minutes, in Arabic with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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Student6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13
• Global Lens Film Series •
Student
Darezhan Omirbayev, director
A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward the commission of a violent crime, spurred on by postmodern musings and a post-Soviet order characterized by growing inequality, institutional corruption and a ruthless ethic of “eat or be eaten.” 90 minutes, in Russian and Kazakh with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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Southwest6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2
• Global Lens Film Series •
Southwest (Sudoeste)
Eduardo Nunes, director
Spirited away to a remote lakeside village, Clarice lives her whole life in the span of 24 hours, and yet even so compressed, a lifetime remains impossible to fully grasp or contain. 128 minutes, in Portuguese with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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Shyamal Uncle Turns off the Lights6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4
• Global Lens Film Series •
Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights
Suman Ghosh, director
An 80-year-old Kolkata retiree is on a mission to get his neighborhood streetlights turned off at sunrise after he notices they stay on all day. But finding someone to take him seriously proves a battle against status quo. Suman Ghosh’s film is a wry, revealing, highly original tour of modern India. 65 minutes, in Bengali with English subtitles.
Location: MainStreet Cinema, Tangeman University Center
Admission: FREE
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The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the leading conservatories for the performing and media arts, composition, scholarship and pedagogy.

All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events or to view CCM’s 2013-2014 season brochure visit our website at ccm.uc.edu.

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One comment

  1. Thanks for providing such an in-depth preview of everything we can expect, can’t wait. I’m especially looking forward to Cairo 678, but I’m going to check out as much as I possibly can. I’ll be bookmarking this page because it’s a great resource so thanks again!!!

    Enthusiastically,
    Brian (at http://busamcincinnati.com/)

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