Foreign Focus

Description

Foreign Focus is a monthly series screening the best contemporary films from across the globe. As a space for cultural enrichment, we understand how essential it is to expose our audiences to different realities and perspectives. With the creation of our new series Foreign Focus, we want our audience to explore the world through striking images and thought provoking content.

Foreign Focus will transport you to awe-inspiring places where you will witness different traditions and be fascinated by the infinite ways human beings interact throughout the world.

Foreign Focus is sponsored by:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman

Schedule

Feb 13

On The Beach at Night Alone

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

Director: Hong Sang-soo

The newest film from acclaimed filmmaker Hong Sang-soo. Featuring Kim Min-Hee (The Handmaiden) in the role that won her the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival as an actress seeking solitude in the wake of a heartbreaking affair. Loosely inspired by the filmmaker’s real relationship with Kim (which was extensively documented in Korean tabloids), the film is a revelatory exploration of intimacy and solitude that has been applauded for its brave performances and emotional honesty.

Foreign Focus is sponsored by:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman

Mar 14

The Other Side of Hope

This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

A former traveling salesman begins an unlikely friendship with a group of Syrian refugees that have recently arrived in Finland. Kaurismäki addresses the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis through a dark sense of humor as he points out the hardships of asylum seekers and underlines just how truly remarkable a bond between strangers can be.

Foreign Focus is sponsored by:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman