University City’s global perspective comes to the big screen, thanks to UNC Charlotte’s strong international programs and student associations. The International Film Festival, already under way, has 22 more films and guest lectures lined up through April 9. All films have subtitles, and all films and talks are free to the public.
The International Film Festival is hosted by UNC Charlotte’s Department of Languages and Culture Studies and the Chinese, French, German, Iranian, Nihon, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish student organizations.
The festival features the the rich world of contemporary films from Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mauritania, Mexico, Nicaragua, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and Uruguay.
Viewings and special programs take place at the Student Union, McKnight Hall or at the Center City building. The Film Festival website provides the complete schedule, locations, parking options and links to detailed movie descriptions.
Special programs with some films
Some films are accompanied by lectures, including tonight’s 7 pm viewing of “Hiroshima Mon Armour,” a 1959 French film shot in France, Japan and Mexico. Massoud Hayoun, an award-winning news producer for Al Jazeera America, will give an introduction of the film at 6 p.m. In Summer 2015, he published an article on the film, based on an interview he conducted with actress Emmanuelle Riva.
- Learn more and see film schedule.