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The Pope’s Toilet

The Green Bay Film Society will present the next International Film of the semester on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum.

The Pope’s Toilet
Uruguay, 2007

In 1988, Melo, an Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits the visit of Pope John Paul II. 50,000 people are expected to attend, and the most humble locals believe that selling food and drink to the multitude will just about make them rich. Petty smuggler Beto thinks he has the best idea of all—he decides he will build a WC in front of his house and charge for its use.  His efforts bring about unexpected consequences, and the final results will surprise everyone.

All are welcome to attend.

More information on the Green bay Film Society may be found here.

Emma’s Bliss

The Green Bay Film Society will present the next International Film of the semester on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum.

Emma’s Bliss
Germany, 2006

Max, a car salesman, has been diagnosed with cancer and faced with the knowledge that he doesn’t have much longer to live. He impulsively steals money and a car and sets out to flee. By chance he encounters Emma, an eccentric young woman who lives alone on a farm with a different conception of life and death. Director Sven Taddicken’s odd and wondrous film about death and dying pointedly contrasts Western medicine’s sometimes intrusive approach to prolonging life by any means necessary with a graceful acceptance of the inevitable.

All are welcome to attend.

More information on the Green bay Film Society may be found here.

The Grocer’s Son

Le fils de l’épicier (2007) ["The Grocer's Son"]

Tuesday, November 17th at 2p.m.
Christie Theatre
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

It is summer, and thirty-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence.  His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed—driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants.  Accompanied by Claire, a friend from Paris whom he has a secret crush on, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers, who initially seem stubborn and gruff, but ultimately prove to be funny and endearing.  Ultimately, this surprise French box-office hit is about the coming-of-age of a man re-discovering life and love in the countryside. (96 min.)

“GRACEFUL.  INFLECTED WITH IMMENSE EMOTION.”
–Michelle Orange, The Village Voice – Review

“CAPTIVATING…INTOXICATING.  THIS VALENTINE TO COUNTRY LIFE IS…THAT PROVERBIAL GEM THAT ART-HOUSE FANS SHOULD DISCOVER AND SAVOR.”
–Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International – Review

“THE GROCER’S SON IS AN UNALLOYED PLEASURE, START TO FINISH.”
–Jim Van Maanen, Green Cine – Review

A HEARTFELT TALE [WITH] SUBTLE MOMENTS OF INSIGHT RARELY CAPTURED IN MOVIES.”
–Prairie Miller, News Blaze – Review

SEDUCTIVE…IRRESISTIBLE…REMARKABLE THROUGHOUT.”
–Ronnie Scheib, Variety – Review

“Like taking a vacation to the French countryside and meeting people there of whom you grow extraordinarily fond, The Grocer’s Son is an unalloyed pleasure, start to finish.”
- Green Cine Daily

Sponsored by Le Cercle Français and the French Program of HUS unit, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

The Last Days of Immanuel Kant

The Green Bay Film Society will present the next International Film of the semester on Wednesday, February th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum.

The Last Days of Immanuel Kant
(France, 1994)

Based on an 1850s essay by Thomas De Quincey, this little-known drama chronicles a short period in life of the great professor/philosopher in his native Konigsberg, leading up to his 1804 demise at age 80. The story looks more at the great thinker’s odd, obsessive lifestyle than it does his philosophies. Kant, truly a “mad professor,” had himself on a rigid daily schedule. At night he slept in a mummy-wrap while during the day he imbibed tremendous amounts of coffee at rigidly prescribed intervals. The whole town was expected to keep a respectful distance when Kant took his daily walks. Melodrama enters the philosopher’s life after his loyal servant for the past thirty years suddenly leaves.

All are welcome to attend.

More information on the Green bay Film Society may be found here.

International Film Series

The Green Bay Film Society, a non-profit community group dedicated to bringing international and independent films to N.E. Wisconsin, in conjunction with the Neville Public Museum of Brown County, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and St. Norbert College, sponsors the Green Bay International Film Series. The following films are being screened during the spring semester, 2009:

February 4
The Last Days of Immanuel Kant (France, 1994)

February 18
Mishima (USA, 1985)

March 4
The Genocide In Me (Canada, 2005)

March 18
Heaven (Germany, 2002)

April 1
The Hungry Bull (Wisconsin, 2007)

April 15
Native American Film Evening

May 6
Who’s Camus Anyway? (Japan, 2005)

May 20
The Singing Revolution (USA/Estonia, 2006)

All films are free and open to the public but suggested for mature audiences. Students, faculty, and community members are encouraged to attend.

Films begin at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum.

More information on the Green Bay Film Society may be found here.

American Carnival

The Green Bay Film Society will present the next International Film of the semester on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum.

American Carnival
American, 2007

This film is a documentary on the lives of carnival performers (“carnies”) and the roads they travel through small-town Wisconsin.  Director Laura Stewart preserves the carnie lifestyle in this funny and sensitive work, while the carnies themselves dispel many of the myths associated with carnivals since the 1940s and 1950s.

Laura Stewart will be at the showing to intriduce and discuss her work.

All are welcome to attend.

More information on the Green bay Film Society may be found here.

Kept and Dreamless

The Green Bay Film Society will present the next International Film of the semester on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum

Kept and Dreamless
Argentina, 2005

During Argentina’s economic crisis of the 90’s, nine year-old Eugenia and her mother, Florencia, live a seemingly colorful life surrounded by eclectic neighbors and an offbeat collection of family. But for Eugenia, who must deal with her mother’s dysfunctional and drug-addled lifestyle, life is anything but pleasant in this darkly inspiring story of expectation, acceptance and nontraditional family, led by standout performances from director Vera Fogwill and young actress Lucia Snieg.

All are welcome to attend.

More information on the Green bay Film Society may be found here.

What is your quest? To seek the Holy Grail.

The Ancient and Medieval History Club

Presents

6:30, Thursday, October 9
MAC 208
UWGB Campus

 

“What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”
“What do you mean?  An African or European swallow?”
“Huh?  I– I don’t know that!  Auuuuuuuugh!”

The Kite

The Green Bay Film Society will present the next International Film of the semester on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum

The Kite
Lebanon, 2003

In director Randa Chahal Sabbag’s ‘fairytale for troubled times’, sixteen-year old Lamia must cross a border checkpoint between Lebanon and Israel to marry a man she has never met. Neither she nor her betrothed are eager to consummate a marriage to a stranger. A matter further complicated by Lamia’s surprising admission that she is in love with the Israeli soldier guarding the border. Sabbag’s enchanting drama about marriage and tradition is underscored by delicate symbolism and artful references to politics of Lebanon’s territories that have been annexed.

All are welcome to attend.

More information on the Green bay Film Society may be found here.

Persepolis

Persepolis

8:00 pm 

Friday, September 20

Rose Hall 250

This award-winning French animated film, based on the stunning graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, depicts the life of a girl growing up during the Iranian Revolution.

Sponsored by the Student Film Society.