The 2011-2012 Film Festival at PVCC continues its celebration of women Spring Semester 2012 with the free screening of “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” a dramatization of the last days of one of the most famous members of the non-violent German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, White Rose
Sponsored by the PVCC Center for International Studies, the film festival celebrates “Women in Film” with a selection of international comedies and dramas about women. The film festival presents cinema as a window onto the richness of our diverse world and our shared humanity and makes entertainment educational and education entertaining. Acclaimed films from around the world are shown to evoke emotion, open discussion and explore cultural diversity and global issues through the imagery of film. These films will be show on Wednesdays in the Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre at 34th Street and Union Hills. Admission to all films and parking are free.
SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS (2005, Germany, PG-13*)
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012
Sophie Scholl was convicted of high treason for distributing anti-war leaflets during the Holocaust and was executed by guillotine along with her brother Hans.
Stars:Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs and Gerald Alexander Held
*This film is not rated by the MPAA
CARAMEL (2007, Lebanon, PG)
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A romantic comedy centered on the daily lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut.
Director: Nadine Labaki
Writers: Nadine Labaki, Rodney El Haddad, and Jihad Hojeily
Stars: Nadine Labaki, Joanna Moukarzel and Gisèle Aouad
WATER (2005, India, PG-13)
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A film about the plight of Indian widows forced into poverty and the relationship between one of the women who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.
Director: Deepa Mehta
Writers: Anurag Kashyap (dialogue), Deepa Mehta
Stars: Lisa Ray, John Abraham and Seema Biswas
MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2004, Columbia/U.S., R)
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012
A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.
Writer/Director: Joshua Marston
Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez and Orlando Tobón
Tickets are available through the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office, open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to showtime. Call 602-787-7738 or visit www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa.