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European Film Festival debuts in September

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—A series of films that examines past European crises in light of its current political, economic and social struggles will be shown at Hood College throughout the fall.

All screenings will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall, and will be followed by a discussion about the film’s message and importance.

  • Sophie Scholl, a portrayal of the life and death of a German resistance leader, will be shown Sept. 17;
  • Au Revoir Les Enfants, a film in which celebrated French director Louis Malle depicts life in Nazi-occupied France and examines the dilemma of collaboration and resistance, will be shown Sept. 24;
  • Days of Glory, which tackles issues of race and colonial identity through the story of four North African men who fought alongside French soldiers in order to liberate France from Nazi occupation, will be shown Oct. 10;
  • Hate, a suspenseful portrait of life in the multi-ethnic suburbs of Paris, will be shown Oct. 22;
  • The Promise, shown Nov. 5, examines how the Cold War East-West conflict shaped the lives of men and women on its frontline through the fictional story of a couple separated by the Berlin Wall; and
  • The Academy Award-winning film, The Lives of Others, shown Nov. 14, offers a unique glimpse into the life of an East German state security official torn by the conflicting nature of his professional and personal identities.

For more information, contact Corey Campion, Ph.D., adjunct instructor of history, at campion@hood.edu.