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Belmont World Film’s 19th Annual International Film Series
May 3 EDT
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 27, 2020
One event on March 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm
One event on May 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Belmont World Film recently announced the lineup for its 19th Annual International Film Series, running March 15-April 13, at the Studio Cinema in Belmont (376 Trapelo Road) and April 20-May 3, at the West Newton Cinema (1296 Washington Street). Both the opening night and closing night films take place on Sundays (March 15 and May 3, respectively) while all other films will be shown on Mondays. All screenings begin at 7:30 PM and are followed by thought-provoking discussions led by expert speakers about the cultures portrayed in the films.
Entitled “Family Ties,” the series features films from around the world—many of which premiered and won awards at major international film festivals—that focus on family relations. Of the eight films, two were their countries’ Oscar submissions for Best International Feature Film, and more than a third are directed by women. The series also includes a “Francophone Film Celebration,” featuring four films from three different continents that reflect the richness and diversity of filmmakers from French speaking countries: Gloria Mundi from France, Antigone from Canada, A Son from Tunisia and The Dazzled from France.
Opening night on Sunday, March 15, at the Studio Cinema features the New England premiere of “Agosto,” about a Cuban teenager, who cares for his beloved grandmother and develops his first crush during the summer of 1994, when the collapse of the Soviet Union and the ensuing shortage of food, supplies and electricity compels people to make the perilous journey to the US by boat. The screening is preceded by an optional ticketed dinner reception at the theater from 6:00-7:00 p.m. featuring Cuban cuisine.
Tickets are $11 general admission and $9 for students and seniors in advance at belmontworldfilm.org; $12 and $10, respectively, on day of show at the box office beginning at 7:00 p.m. A “Passport” includes eight admissions for $75 and can be shared with one other person (available online or in person). Individual tickets are half price at the door for EBT and ConnectorCare cardholders. Tickets to the opening night dinner reception are $35 each and can be purchased online or by mailing a check to Belmont World Film, PO Box 104, Belmont, MA 02478.
For more information, visit belmontworldfilm.org or call 617-484-3980.