International Film Series

The International Film Series (IFS) 

Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m. 

Beckman Auditorium, The Ames Library

All films are shown in their original language with English subtitles, unless listed otherwise.
Films are closely tied to courses or academic programs.  Faculty members present a short introduction to each film, and there are often group discussions after films.

 power of place logo  The IWU intellectual theme for 2022-2023 is "The Power of Place." Many of the films shown in IFS explore how the powers at play in specific geographical locations around the world shape the lives of the people who inhabit these spaces. 

Unless otherwise indicated, IFS screenings are open only to the IWU campus community. For more information, please contact Prof. Carmela Ferradáns

Help us prevent the spread of Covid-19. We are kindly asking you to wear a mask when inside Beckman Auditorium. 


IFS Fall 2022 Schedule


SEP 29

14 Kilómetros. Dir. Gerardo Olivares. Spain, 2007.
Presented by Prof. Carmela Ferradáns and Global Titans-FYE
Official trailer link 



También la lluvia [Even the Rain]. Dir. Icíar Bollaín. Spain, 2010.
Presented by Prof. William Munro and PolSci 326 Globalization and Development 
Official trailer link  


OCT 13

千年女優, Sennen Joyū [Millenium Actress]. Dir. Satoshi Kon. Japan, 2002
Presented by Prof. Chisato Kojima
Official trailer link 


OCT 27

No. Dir. Pablo Larraín. Chile, 2012.
Presented by Prof. Carmela Ferradáns and Span 303 Communicating Across Cultures in the Spanish-speaking World.
Official trailer link



Wiñaypacha [Eternity]. Perú, 2017
Presented by Prof. Edgar Lehr
Official trailer link 


NOV 10

地球最後的夜晚  [Long Day's Journey into Night] Dir. Bi Gan. China, 2018
Presented by Prof. Harlan Chambers
Official trailer link


NOV 17

Bolivia. Dir. Adrian Caetano. Argentine/Duch, 2001
Presented by Prof. Lucia Luna-Victoria Indacochea and INST 222 International Human Rights 
Official trailer link 



IFS Spring 2022 Schedule


JAN 27

La Salsa Cubana  Rueda de Casino-movie with dance lesson
Introduced by Profs Jessie Dixon-Montgomery and Chisato Kojima  



Let the Bullets Fly, directed by Jiang Wen, 2010
Introduced by Prof. Tom Lutze 


FEB 10

The Rocket, dir Kim Mordaunt, 2013
Introduced by Prof. Abby Jahiel 


FEB 17

Man with a Movie Camera, dir Dziga Vertov, 1929
Introduced by Prof. Meagan Smith


FEB 24

Buena Vista Social Club, dir. Win Wenders, 1999
Introduced by Prof. Adriana Ponce



Kamikaze Girls, dir. Tetsuya Nakashima, 2004
Introduced by Prof. Chisato Kojima  


MAR 31

War Don Don, dir. Rebecca Cohen, 2010
Introduced by Prof. William Munro 



Motorcycle Diaries, dir. Walter Salles, 2004
Introduced by Professor Cutter


APR 14

In This World, dir. Michael Winterbottom, 2002
Introduced by Prof. William Munro



IFS Fall 2021 Schedule 


SEP 23

También la lluvia [Even the Rain], Dir. Icíar Bollaín, 2010   Bolivia/Spain

Introduced by Span 203, Span 314 and Global Titans 


SEP 30

Temblores [Tremors], Dir. Jayro Bustamante, 2019   Guatemala 
Introduced by Span 102 and 201


Chocolat, Dir. Claire Denis, 1988  Cameroon/France   
Introduced by Global Titans 


OCT 21

Gurumbé: Canciones de tu memoria negra [Afro-Andalusian Memories], 2016 Documentary 

Introduced by Span 314 Iberian Culture and Civilization 



Afro-Samurai: Resurrection Dir. Takashi Okazaki, 2009 Japan

Introduced by LC 202 and Global Titans 


NOV 18 

Persepolis Dir. Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi, 2007

Introduced by Humanities 104 and Global Titans 

DEC 2 

Women from the Lake of Scented Souls, Dir. Xie Fei, 1993 China 
Introduced by Prof. Tom Lutze