Modern Languages Film Festival continues tonight, tomorrow

The 2012 Modern Languages Film Festival continues this week with the two remaining films to be shown today and tomorrow in Drinko Auditorium 402.   The films are free and snacks will be served.

Hula Girls (Japan), which will be shown at 5 p.m. today, is a heartwarming comedy about coal-mining daughters who take a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape their monotonous lives only to become unwilling heroes to their depressed mining village as well as to the whole of Japan.  This award-winning film is based on a true story.

Ladron que roba a ladron (to rob a thief) (Mexico)  5 p.m.,  Thursday, Nov. 8.   Two thieves reunite to rob a rich infomercial guru who makes his money selling worthless health products to poor Latino immigrants.  When none of their affiliates want to go undercover as workers in his home, the men recruit real immigrants to pull off the heist from within.

The films are organized by the Department of Modern Languages and sponsored by the Center for International Programs.