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Twenty-Four Frames Per Second:  Award Winning International Cinema
Shelly Isaacs

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: On screen, the world moves at the speed of 24 frames per second, in images and sounds that reflect the human condition. In this lecture series we will have an opportunity to discover eight contemporary international films that have been recognized for their technical and narrative brilliance, their exceptional performances and, above all, their ability to illuminate, enrich and enhance our worldview.

1. The Verdict - Belgium - A man takes on his country's justice system after a procedural error that released his wife's murderer drives him to take matters into his own hands.
2. Le Havre - Finland - When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.
3. The Hunt - Denmark - In a small town, a recently divorced kindergarten teacher is trying to put his life back in order when it is suddenly shattered by an "innocent" lie.
4. Terraferma - Italy - Exploring the hot button issue of immigration - a family on a small Italian island is forced to deal with a boatload of immigrants from Africa.
5. In The House - France - A high school French teacher gets increasingly drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.
6. The Method - Spain - In an effort to recruit a top executive, seven applicants are locked in a room and in a process of elimination their loyalty, their morals and their humanity are tested.
7. Kabei: Our Mother - Japan - Set in Tokyo in 1940, the peaceful life of the Nogami Family suddenly changes when the father is arrested and accused of being a Communist.
8. I Served The King of England - Czech Republic - Following the misadventures of Jan Dite, a waiter at a famous Prague hotel from pre to post WWII.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:  Shelly Isaacs is known for his Cafe Cinematheque and Senses of Cinema programs available in theaters throughout South Florida.  He has enjoyed a career as a creative director/writer in advertising, spanning over 30 years, with an emphasis on film, TV and radio production.  Shelly holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from New York University, where he served as an Adjunct Professor in graduate-level Cultural Studies.  Since 2004, he has been the curator and host for the International Film Series at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Date: Mondays, January 11, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member advance registration - $74
Door price member/non-member - $110

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