Arts & Entertainment at Marshall University Since 1936

Fall International Film Festival

Friday November 7th to Thursday November 13th


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Instructions Not Included Mexico | In Spanish with English Subtitles

Valentin is Acapulco’s resident playboy-until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Valentin leaves Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby’s mother, but only ends up finding a new home for himself and his newfound daughter, Maggie. An unlikely father figure, Valentin raises Maggie for six years, while also establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s top stuntmen to pay the bills, with Maggie acting as his on-set coach. As Valentin raises Maggie, she forces him to grow up too. But their unique and offbeat family is threatened when Maggie’s birth mom shows up out of the blue, and Valentin realizes he’s in danger of losing his daughter- and his best friend.

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Like Father, Like Son Japan | In Japanese with English Subtitles

Ryota is a successful Tokyo architect who works long hours to provide for his wife, Midori, and six-year-old son, Keita. But when a blood test reveals Keita and another baby were switched at birth, two very different families are thrown together and forced to make a difficult decision while Ryota confronts his own issues of responsibility and what it means to be a father.

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The Great Beauty Italy | In Italian with English Subtitles

This Oscar winner tells the story of an aging journalist who enjoys a life of hedonism and excess, but whose 65th birthday prompts a sobering bout of self-reflection. When young Jep Gambardella came to Rome, he was quickly swept-up into the city’s vibrant nightlife. Following the success of his first and only novel, Gambardella became a literary icon. Years later, he’s the life of every party, and spends most nights holding court in the city’s hottest clubs. On the day he turns 65, Gambardella is reminded of a chapter from his past that gives him a striking new perspective on the magnificent city that he has come to call home.

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The Lunch Box India | In Hindi with English Subtitles

A modern day romance set in the city of Mumbai, India. Every day over 5,000 dabbawallas deliver hot lunches prepared by housewives to their busy husbands in the city. Widower Saajan accidentally receives a lunch box prepared by a young neglected housewife, Ila. The two begin sending each other letters through the lunch box. What may have started off innocently, turns into a beautiful story of finding romance and happiness in unexpected places.

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Twenty Feet From Stardom USA | In English

This compelling documentary, shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. 20 FEET FROM STARDOM boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.

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Wadjda Saudi Arabia | In Arabic with English Subtitles

Wadjda is the first film ever shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first Saudi feature directed by a woman. ‘Wadjda’ is the story of a fun-loving, entrepreneurial 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh. When Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale, she wants it desperately, but her mother won’t allow her to have it, fearing repercussions from a conservative society, so Wadjda decides to raise the money herself.

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Film Schedule

Fri Nov 7th
5:30 pm The Lunch Box
7:30 pm Twenty Feet From Stardom

Sat Nov 8th
12:30 pm Instructions Not Included
2:30 pm The Great Beauty
5:30 pm Wadjda
7:30 pm Like Father, Like Son

Sun Nov 9th
12:30 pm Twenty Feet From Stardom
2:30 pm Like Father, Like Son
5:30 pm Instructions Not Included
7:30 pm The Lunch Box

Mon Nov 10th
5:30 pm Wadjda
7:30 pm The Great Beauty

Tue Nov 11th
5:30 pm Like Father, Like Son
7:45 pm Twenty Feet From Stardom

Wed Nov 12th
5:30 pm Instructions Not Included
7:30 pm The Lunch Box

Thu Nov 13th
5:30 pm Wadjda
7:30 pm The Great Beauty

Spring International Film Festival

Friday March 27th to Thursday April 2nd


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2 Autumns, 3 Winters France | In French with English Subtitles

Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie - slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely - on the jogging path, he’s dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of fate brings them together, Arman’s best friend Benjamin suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital for weeks where he falls for his doting physical therapist. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, the three share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are.

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Gloria Chile | In Spanish with English Subtitles

Gloria is a “woman of a certain age” but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair -- until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever.

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Ida Poland | In Polish with English Subtitles

Poland, 1962. Anna is a novice, an orphan brought up by nuns in a convent. Before she takes her vows, she is determined to see Wanda, her only living relative. Wanda tells Anna that Anna is Jewish. Both women embark on a journey not only to discover their tragic family story, but who they really are and where they belong, questioning their religions and beliefs.

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Ilo Ilo Singapore | In Mandarin, Tagalog and English, with English subtitles.

Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to- day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middle-class and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale’s antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again.

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Land Ho! USA / Iceland | In English

Feeling disenchanted with life after retirement, Mitch, a brassy former surgeon, convinces mild-mannered Colin, his ex-brother-in-law, to holiday with him in Iceland. The pair set off through Reykjavik ice bars, trendy spas, and adventurous restaurants in an attempt to reclaim their youth, but they quickly discover that you can’t escape yourself, no matter how far you travel. This bawdy adventure is a throwback to 1980’s road trip comedies, as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.

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Love Is Strange USA | In English

Ben and George have been together for nearly 40 years. When gay marriage becomes legal in New York, the couple decide that it’s finally time to tie the knot. Although the ceremony is everything Ben and George ever could have hoped for, the happy couple’s newlywed bliss is short-lived when the diocese receives word of the wedding, and George is fired from his job at a Catholic school. As a result, the pair are no longer able to afford the rent on the NYC apartment they’ve shared for two decades. The big event that should have brought Ben and George closer together leads only to loneliness and frustration, everyone involved finds their once-comfortable lives in a hopeless state of flux.

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Film Schedule

Fri Mar 27th
5:30 pm Gloria
7:30 pm Love Is Strange

Sat Mar 28th
12:30 pm Ida
2:30 pm Land Ho!
5:30 pm Ilo Ilo
7:30 pm 2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Sun Mar 29th
12:30 pm Gloria
2:30 pm Love Is Strange
5:30 pm Ilo Ilo
7:30 pm Ida

Mon Mar 30th
5:30 pm Land Ho!
7:30 pm 2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Tue Mar 31st
5:30 pm Love Is Strange
7:30 pm Gloria

Wed Apr 1st
5:30 pm Ida
7:30 pm 2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Thu Apr 2nd
5:30 pm Ilo Ilo
7:30 pm Land Ho!