I’m sad to announce that this week is the last week for Vanderbilt International Lens Series. International Lens has brought dozens of free foreign films to us since last fall, just like it does every year. In my opinion it’s one of the coolest series of free events in Nashville, and without a doubt one of the most prolific, with at least one film being shown per week. Each film is shown at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema at 7pm.
This Tuesday International Lens is showing Jesus of Montreal. Here’s some info about it:
When attendance at a church’s annual Passion Play flags, a troupe of young actors stages a modern interpretation of Jesus’ teachings. Their version brings the house down, but also brings down the condemnation of the church’s hierarchy, creating a strange parallel between the actors, now persecuted believers, and their play. Winner of the 1989 Cannes Grand Jury Prize and 12 Canadian Genies. In French and Italian with English subtitles. Rated R. 118 minutes.
Does song have the power to communicate, motivate, console, unite and, ultimately, beget change? This documentary of black South African freedom music reveals the central role it played in the battle against apartheid. Archival footage, interviews, musical numbers, and reenactments celebrate the resilience of the human spirit throughout this decades-long struggle for civil rights. In Zulu(!) with English subtitles. Rated PG-13. 108 minutes
I hope some of you get out to one of these movies, because it’ll be the last of them until the next fall.