A week of films from around the world
Tuesday, November 13 -Sunday, November 19
In celebration of International Education week, the Institute for Regional and International Studies has selected films from around the world for the second annual IRIS International Film Series. From mainstream to independent, these films share triumphs and tribulations of peoples across the globe while shedding light on their unique cultures. Some of these films were even written or produced by, or feature, UW alumni, staff, faculty, and students. Don’t miss these films, curated by the IRIS area studies centers.
Sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies
All screenings are FREE and Open to the Public!
Please contact Sarah Ripp, IRIS’ Assistant Director for Programming, with any questions (email@example.com / 608-262-0616)
Tuesday, November 13
Marquee Theatre, Union South
“The Diplomat” featuring an introduction and post-screening Q&A by the film’s producer, UW-alumna Stacey Reiss
Wednesday, November 14
4:30 p.m.: Reception
5:00-7:00 p.m.: Film Screening
Law School, 975 Bascom Mall
“Dear Ambassador” featuring an introduction with the film’s director, Luiz Fernando Goulart. Both Goulart, and UW alum and Professor of Fine Arts at Florida International University, Jonatas Chimen, will engage in a post-screening Q&A.
2017, Portuguese with English subtitles
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the introduction and Q&A.
Co-sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, the Human Rights Program, and Global Legal Studies at UW-Madison, and UNA-USA Dane County Chapter.
Friday, November 16
Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall
“The Eagle Huntress” featuring an introduction and post-screening Q&A by the film’s producer, UW-alumna Stacey Reiss
2017, Kazakh with English subtitles
Co-sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and the Cinematheque.
Saturday, November 17
Threshold, 2717 Atwood Avenue, Madison
With unparalleled access to the courts, THE JUDGE presents an unfolding vérité legal drama, with rare insight into both Islamic law and gendered justice. In the process, the film illuminates some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine—custody of children, divorce, abuse—while offering an unvarnished look at life for women and Shari’a.
Featuring a Q&A session with Jessica Ozalp
Co-Founder, Muslim Women United for Peace
Senior Staff Attorney, WI Legislative Council
Member, Muslim Women United for Peace
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History, UW Whitewater
2017, Arabic and English
Co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program.
Sunday, November 18
Chazen, 750 University Ave., Madison
In this sequel to Love is Colder Than Death, Franz (now played by Baer) is released from prison and starts planning a supermarket robbery. He also rekindles his relationship with old flame Johanna (Schygulla) and lights several new ones. “Quintessential Fassbinder...the work of a very young man who has just discovered the secret pleasures of angst” (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).
1971, German with English subtitles
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Cinematheque, and the Chazen.