Bridges to the World Film Festival at Towson University

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Bridges to the World

catch of the day fish (2)Film buffs, rejoice. While we’re still a few months (and a world of weather) away from the 2014 Maryland Film Festival, you can definitely get your fix before then. Thanks to Towson University and World Artists Experiences, the Bridges to the World Film Series is back again, for another month long series of incredible—and off-the-beaten-track films from around the world. Beginning February 7th, the series includes recent films from far flung places; each will be introduced, screened, and followed by a discussion—and of course there will be English subtitles. This year’s offerings are truly diverse, and since attendance is free, why not take in the whole series?

This year’s schedule begins with the Ukrainian film, Haytarma (2013). The film tells the tragic, true story of the Sürgünlik, the 1944 forcible deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Stalin to other parts of the USSR.  My Favorite Enemy (2005) comes from Chile, and is a darkly comic film about the absurdity of war, cultural xenophobia, and national borders. Other films in the series include The Flood (2011, from Israel), Ocean Heaven (2010 from China), and A Stubborn Memory (2010 from Slovenia). Screenings take place weekly from February 7 through March 7—a great several weeks to get a peek into other cultures and other landscapes.

Admission to the film screenings is free, and on a first come, first served basis.  For additional information please contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at 410-704-2787 or visit www.towson.edu/artscalendar.



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