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Free Foreign Films Shown During International Education Week

Released: 11/09/2010

A series of four foreign films will be shown nightly at LSU Alexandria starting Monday (Nov. 15) and continuing through Thursday as part of the school’s International Education Week observance. Show times are 7 p.m. in the Caffey Annex of the Student Center. Admission is free to the public and includes appetizers appropriate to the theme of each film.

“Volver,” a Pedro Almodovar comedy, opens the series. The show, which stars Penelope Cruz, features a murder, ghost, hairstylist, and mother who loves her daughter. The Tuesday presentation is “Throw Down Your Heart,” directed by Sascha Paladino. A film crew follows popular New York banjo player Bela Fleck on a trek through Africa to learn about the instrument’s origin.

“Jap (When) We Met” will be shown Wednesday. The Hindi romantic comedy, directed by Imtiaz Ali, is about the relationship between a Punjabi woman and a businessman from Mumbai. The final film, Julie Taymor’s “Frida,” features the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It stars Salma Hayek.

The foreign film series is sponsored by the Multicultural Affairs Committee and the International Students’ Club at LSUA.