Middletown International Film Festival Is Back at MxCC

ACM13216_CommonGround_0911_smj2 copyMiddlesex Community College is partnering with Russell Library and Wesleyan University to screen acclaimed international films. All films start at 7 p.m.  Each screening is followed by a scholarly discussion of the film’s cultural and societal themes. All events are free and refreshments will be served. For more information, and a list of dates and times for the screenings, visit the Russell Library website. Download the poster here.

MxCC is hosting two screenings:

Tuesday, October 21, 7 PM
Middlesex Community College, Chapman Hall 808 

War Witch (2012) 90 min. Democratic Republic of Congo – directed by Kim Nguyen. Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. The speaker will be Ivon Kalonji, an MxCC student from Congo (and has degree from Congo).

Tuesday, October 28, 7 PM
Middlesex Community College, Chapman Hall 808

Shun Li and the Poet (2011) 98 min. Italy – directed by Andrea Segre. A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.