Get ready for another semester of exciting films in the Political Film Series sponsored by the AUM College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. All films start at 7 p.m. in 109 Goodwyn Hall (unless otherwise noted) with an introduction to the film subject and context. Audience discussion follows the screening.
The event is free and open to the public; complimentary popcorn and soda served.
“Entre Nos” - (Between Us; 2009; NR) – Hispanic Heritage Month feature
Monday, September 16, 7 p.m.
Goodwyn Hall 109
Introduction by Dr. Pamela Long (World Languages & Cultures)
“A story based on facts which offers a fresh take on the issue of new immigrants in the United States. Mariana totes her two children from Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New York. Her life is devastatingly turned around when her husband abandons the family. The woman and her kids have to fend for themselves in a foreign country. Mariana desperately searches for work. In the end, she resourcefully navigates a surprising avenue for making some money, the city's recycling.” – Warsaw Film Festival.
“Beautiful Boy” (2010; R)
Monday, October 14, 7 p.m.
Goodwyn Hall 112
Introduction by Dr. David Hughes (Political Science)
With this film we have chosen a topic that, unfortunately, has featured prominently in the news and on the political agenda this year: mass shootings and gun violence.
“The death of a child is a calamity. When that child has gone on a killing rampage at his campus and then taken his own life, it must be a tragedy so fundamental that it paralyzes thought. “Beautiful Boy” gives us a glimpse of the young student on the night before his murders, and then is about how his parents live with what he has done.” – Roger Ebert
“Good Bye Lenin” - (2003; R) – To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Wednesday, November 13, 7 p.m.
Goodwyn Hall 109
Introduction by Dr. Lee Farrow (History)
“East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him and suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes. Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. But the world has changed a lot.” – Benjamin Stello.
The Political Film Series is supported by Auburn University at Montgomery’s Office of the Provost.