More Celebrated Movies from Across the Pond - Spring 2021
Join us as we celebrate – virtually – the Spring 2021 International Film Festival at Paradise Valley Community College. Following last fall’s British line up, experience this year’s dynamic cinema online and free of charge.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Atonement (R; 2007, 123 minutes)
This sweeping English drama, based on the book by Ian McEwan, follows the lives of young lovers Cecilia Tallis and Robbie Turner. When the couple are torn apart by a lie constructed by Cecilia's jealous younger sister, Briony, all three of them must deal with the consequences.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Blinded by the Light (PG-13; 2019, 115 minutes)
A Pakistani teenager experiences racial and economic turmoil while living in Luton, England in the 80s. As a way to escape the intolerance of this hometown and the stubborn views of his traditional father, he writes poetry. When a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, he sees parallels between the singer's powerful lyrics and his own working-class environment. Springsteen's melodies soon inspire him to find his own voice and follow his dreams.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Emma (PG; 2020, 121 minutes)
In this adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, pretty socialite Emma Woodhouse entertains herself by playing matchmaker for those around her. Her latest "project" is Harriet Smith, an unpretentious debutant, while Emma herself receives the attentions of the dashing Frank Churchill. However, Emma's attempts at matchmaking cause more problems than solutions and may ultimately jeopardize her own chance at love and happiness.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Dirty Pretty Things (R; 2002, 95 minutes)
In London, Okwe is an undocumented alien from Nigeria who works as a cabbie and moonlights as a hotel attendant. He shares living quarters with a Turkish émigré Senay. Working late one evening, Okwe is called up to one of the hotel suites. Inside, he finds a prostitute standing by a toilet that's clogged with a human heart. This leads him to the hotel manager, and he soon uncovers a darker side to his employer and his adopted city.
All films begin at 6:30 PM AZT
Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent via email. All films begin at 6:30 p.m.
Want more? A post-film open discussion will take place with Gary Zaro, Director of The International Film Festival at PVCC and Humanities Professor.
So, pop some popcorn, settle in, and escape.
Only one registration is required to view all these great films!