Hillsdale Film Festival – Foreign Film Series


    Location: Hillsdale Public Library
    Address: 509 Hillsdale Avenue, Hillsdale, 07642
    Event Date: 03/30/2020
    Event Time: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Event Description:

    Hillsdale Foreign Film Series Kicks Off New Season with The Sea Inside on January 27

    Contact: Gary J. Weir
    w) 201-873-4277
    h) 201-722-9755

    For Immediate Release

    The Hillsdale Film Festival – Foreign Film Series will kick off its new season with the Spanish film The Sea Inside, which will be shown at 7 PM on Monday, January 27 in the meeting room at the Hillsdale Library. The schedule for the entire Spring Season is as follows:

    The Sea Inside (Spain) January 27 – 7pm

    In this 2004 drama, Javier Bardem plays a Spanish ship mechanic and part-time poet who is left a quadriplegic after a diving accident. This film tells the true story of a 30-year battle for the legal right to end his own life. Rated PG-13. (Running time –125 minutes)

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (China) February 24 – 7pm

    This 2000 film directed by Ang Lee won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 19th century China, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover (Michelle Yeoh) to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. Rated PG-13. (Running time –120 minutes)

    The Tunnel (Germany) March 30 – 7pm

    An East German swimmer Harry Melchior escapes to West Berlin in 1961, but is forced to leave his family behind. When he recruits pals to help him dig a tunnel under the wall so he can bring his sister, he discovers that countless others are looking for ways to get relatives out of East Berlin. From 2001. (Running time –167 minutes)

    Ma Vie en Rose (Belgium) April 27 – 7pm

    Seven-year-old Ludovic announces to his startled parents, that he is in fact a girl. His parents first view his newfound taste for girls' clothes and toys as a harmless phase, but as other neighborhood parents grow concerned — they take steps to "cure" him. Rated R. (Running time –89 minutes)

    Tanna (Australia) May 18 – 7pm

    In this 2015 film, a young woman runs away with the man she loves to avoid an arranged marriage. The villagers wrestle with preserving their traditional culture or adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom. Unrated. (Running Time –104 minutes)

    The Hillsdale Foreign Film Series is generally shown on the last Monday evening of every month. A full schedule for the remainder of the year can be picked up at the library and is available on the library website, hfpl.org .


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