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Take a Trip Around the World with the Foreign Film Series

Quick Facts

 All films begin at 7 p.m. on the set date in 102 Owens Hall.
 The screenings are free approved cultural events.

Kamikaze Girls
Mana-Beyond Belief
Princess Mononoke
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Take a trip around the world with the Winthrop University Art History Association’s 2nd annual Foreign Film series, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Each film will begin at 7 p.m. in 102 Owens Hall and will feature a presentation from a professor.

Sept. 3
A Room with a View (England)
On a trip to Italy, Lucy and her chaperone Charlotte find themselves bored in “rooms without views,” which is quickly remedied by two male guests. But once back in England, how will the chance encounter affect Lucy’s marriage plans?
Presented by Laura Dufresne, fine arts professor

Sept. 10
Kamikaze Girls (Japan)
The film chronicles the friendship between a strange girl obsessed with 18th century France and a Yanki biker.
Presented by Tomoko Deguchi, associate professor of music

Sept. 17
Children of Heaven (Iran)
A brother loses his sister’s shoes, and they embark on an adventure.
Presented by Karen Stock, associate professor of fine arts

Sept. 24
Lisbon Story (Portugal)
A director who is having trouble finishing his movie about Lisbon calls a friend for help. Upon the friend’s arrival in Lisbon, the director has disappeared, leaving behind his unfinished film.
Presented by Clara Paulino, assistant professor in interdisciplinary studies

Oct. 1
Mana: Beyond Belief (Multiple countries)
This film explores the idea of “mana”—spiritual power said to belong in certain people, places or things—in various cultures.
Presented by Alice Burmeister, associate professor of art history

Oct. 8
Princess Mononoke (Japan)
A young boy seeking the cure for a curse finds himself caught in a war between forest gods and a mining colony and encounters a beautiful princess.
Presented by Art History Association President Morgan McGee

All film screenings are free, open to the public, and approved cultural and Global Learning Initiative events. For more information e-mail the association at

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