Friday, March 19, 2010
Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival
Explores "Faces of Globalization," March 25 – April 24
Faces of Globalization, the 2010 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival organized by The Humanities Center presents fourteen, contemporary, award-winning films from more than eighteen countries, in addition to an international short film competition, director appearances, panel discussions, local catering, live musical performances, video conferencing technology and a special screening in conjunction with the UN World Environment Day- all at recession rates!
The Age of Stupid (Great Britain, 2008) + Opening Night Reception
Thursday, March 25, 7:15 p.m. Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave
“The first successful dramatisation of climate change to reach the big screen." – The Guardian
Opening night reception with Indian and Arabic food from the East End Food Co-op, and Bio-Dynamic Wine (with proper ID). Moderated by Civil and
Environmental Engineering Professor, Cliff Davidson.
The Wondrous World of Laundry (Germany, 2009)
Friday, March 26, 7:15 p.m. Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave
“Fests with a sociopolitical slant will want to take Laundry for a spin.”
Variety Moderated by Roger Rouse, Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University.
Pray The Devil Back To Hell (Liberia, 2008)
Friday, March 26, 7:15 p.m. The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave
"Eloquently captures the power each of us innately has within our souls to make this world a far better, safer, more peaceful place.” -Desmond Tutu,
Winner (1984 Nobel Peace Prize)
Members of Abafasi, a Pittsburgh percussion group, will perform traditional African music in addition to a panel discussion and reception of African food!
Afghan Star (Great Britain/Afghanistan, 2009)
Saturday, March 27, 5:15 p.m. Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave
“If you believe that bringing the questionable virtues of “American Idol” to Afghanistan would do that beleaguered nation no favors, the remarkable
documentary ‘Afghan Star’ will change your mind in an instant.” –LA Times Introduction by Timothy Haggerty, Director of the Humanities Scholars
Program at Carnegie Mellon.
Weaving Girl (China, 2009)
Saturday, March 27, 7:15 p.m. Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave
“Although it initially seems to be an indictment of working conditions in China, the film ends up telling a personal story….” - Screen Daily Introduction and Discussion Moderator: Dr. Xinmin Liu, Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Film Studies at University of Pittsburgh
Mid-August Lunch (Italy, 2009)
Sunday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. Requent Square Theater, 1035 S. Braddock Ave
“The beauty of this picture is that it doesn’t shy away from depicting the indignities of growing old- not the least of which is that none of your children wants to look after you- and yet manages to invest all of its elderly characters with dignity.” - The Times Online Followed by a reception catered by local Italian restaurants offering the dishes highlighted in the film.
Stay tuned for Weeks Two and Three!