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SharePrint Spring International Film Festival

March 05, 2020 — March 08, 2020

Huntington, Cabell


The Marshall Artists Series is excited to present the following films for the annual Spring International Film Festival! Get your tickets at the Keith-Albee prior to each film screening. To view movie trailers or to download a schedule, visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries/festivals#spring.

March 5 through 8, 2020. 5:30PM at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center, 925 4th Avenue, Huntington, West Virginia 25701

Due to a film distribution issue, the previously announced film The Fall of the American Empire (Canada) will not be screened during the Spring International Film Festival. In its place will be the Best Picture Oscar-Winning Parasite from South Korea.

Woman at War (Iceland) – A choir conductor and eco-activist plans to disrupt the operations of an aluminum plant in the Icelandic highlands, purposely damaging electricity pylons and wires to cut their power supply. One day, a long-forgotten application to adopt an orphan child from Ukraine is approved. At the same time, the government ramps up police and propaganda efforts in order to catch and discredit her. She must reconcile her dangerous and illegal activism with the upcoming adoption. In Icelandic, Spanish & English with English Subtitles. 1 hr. 41 mins.

The Third Wife (Vietnam) – In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between. In Vietnamese with English Subtitles. 1 hr. 36 mins.

Pain and Glory (Spain) – Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. From his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to Valencia, his first adult love in the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love, writing as the only therapy, the discovery of cinema, and the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. In recovering his past he finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that he also finds his salvation. In Spanish with English Subtitles. 1 hr. 53 mins.

Styx (Germany) – A doctor plans to spend her vacation fulfilling her dream of sailing from Gibraltar to the small island of Ascension. Everything changes when she sees a damaged, overloaded boat full of refugees. Knowing that man people could drown, she helps them but slowly begins to fear that it will be impossible to do so. In German & English with English Subtitles. 1 hr 34 mins.

One Child Nation (USA/China) – China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. This sweeping documentary explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another – from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions. In Mandarin & English with English Subtitles. 1 hr. 29 mins.

Parasite (South Korea) Straight from its recent Academy Award win for Best Picture and more, Parasite (South Korea) tells the story of the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth, and the Kim Family: rich in street smarts and not much else. These two houses are brought together and the Kim’s sense a golden opportunity. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. I n Korean with English subtitles, 2 hrs. 12 minutes.



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