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Foreign Film Series at Central Library

Posted on 5/1/2012 by Rob Norwood

Foreign Film Series at Central Library

April 30, at 6:30 pm. From Brazil, 2007, Rated R. The follow-up to the acclaimed "City Of God." In the poverty stricken neighborhoods of Rio De Janeiro, best friends Ace and Wallace, who are about to turn 18, discover things about their fathers' pasts which will rock their friendship. Meanwhile the drug war rages around them between rival gangs. Smartly paced, sincerely delivered and consistently absorbing - Chicago Reader. Powerful, breathtaking. - LA Times. Exhilarating. - Richard Roeper.
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May 7, at 7 pm. From China, 2002, Rated PG-13. A nameless warrior in ancient China relates to the king his defeat of three would-be assassins, shown in beautifully stylized martial arts sequences. Starring Jet Li. A stunning epic of China that serves up both a visual feast and a fascinating narrative. – Detroit News. One of the two or three most exceptional, spectacular and beautiful martial arts movies ever made. – Video Librarian. Oscar nomination – Best Foreign. Film Golden Globe nomination – Best Foreign Film.
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May 14, at 6:30 pm. From Japan, 1996, Rated PG. An overworked accountant finds renewed passion for life when he signs up for ballroom dancing lessons. Rich in humor and heart – Rolling Stone. Enormously entertaining – Roger Ebert. A world class charmer – LA Times. National Board of Review - winner of Best Foreign Film.
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May 21, at 6:30 pm. From Brazil, 1997, Rated R. The American ambassador to Brazil is kidnapped in 1969 by a group of revolutionaries, and held in exchange for the release of political prisoners. Based on a true story. Starring Alan Arkin. Riveting and fascinating – LA Times. Alan Arkin gives a heartfelt and humanizing performance – Boston Globe. Oscar nomination – Best Foreign Film.
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