Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival - Faces of Others - March 22 - April 15

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival - Faces of Others - March 22 - April 15

Explore the world of international film at the 2012 Carnegie Mellon University’s International Film Festival: Faces of Others! Beginning on March 22 with a special Opening Night event at the Melwood Screening Room at 7pm, the “12 day, 3 long-weekends” festival ends on April 15.

Each weekend hosts films that challenge the audience to contemplate the perspectives of others from cultures across the globe, including: Dutch, Polish, Latin American, French, Finnish, Germanic, Norwegian, African, Middle Eastern, Romanian, Hungarian, Austrian, Greek, Russian, and Chinese. For example, in a thrilling Opening Night documentary, El Sicario, Room 164, the audience is asked to enter the mind of a university-educated contract killer in hiding as he describes, through a masked face, the links between the Mexican drug mafia and corrupt policemen and politicians.

The films are presented at a variety of venues, including: Regent Square Theatre, Frick Fine Arts Building, Harris Theatre, and the McConomy Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University. These films and festival events cannot be experienced anywhere else; a significant portion of the program is selected from IDFA Amsterdam, the largest and most prestigious documentary film festival in the world. We will also be screening award-winning films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; examples include winner of the World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary, 5 Broken Cameras, and World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary, Putin’s Kiss. Each of the films is also presented with a special event, such as a live performance, discussion panel, or reception.

So don’t miss out on your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these films in all their brilliance on the big screen. This experience is truly one of Pittsburgh’s greatest cultural offerings!

2012 CMU International Film Festival Schedule

Thursday, March 22 (Opening Night)
El Sicario, Room 164 – 7:30pm – Melwood Screening Room (map)

Friday, March 23
Suicide Room – 7:30pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map)

Saturday, March 24
The Fourth Portrait – 6:30pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map)
Putin’s Kiss – 7:00pm – Melwood Screening Room (map)

Sunday, March 25
Battle of Warsaw 1920 – 3:00pm – AMC Loews Waterfront (map)
Whores Glory – 5:00pm – Regent Square Theater (map)
Short Film Competition – 5:30pm – McConomy Auditorium (map)

Thursday, March 29
Putin’s Kiss – 7:00pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map)
Girl with Black Balloons – 7:15pm – Harris Theater (map)

Friday, March 30
Joschka and Sir Fischer – 6:30pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map)

Saturday, March 31
Position Among the Stars – 2:00pm – Harris Theater (map)
ALPS – 5:30pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map)
El Sicario, Room 164 – 7:30pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map)

Sunday, April 1
“Mam” (Mum) – 6:30pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map) *FREE + appearance by the director

Thursday, April 12
5 Broken Cameras – 7:00pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map)

Friday, April 13
Mourning – 7:30pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map)

Saturday, April 14
Best Intentions – 2:00pm – Harris Theater (map)
Essential Killing – 7:00pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map)

Sunday, April 15
Black Butterflies – 6:30pm – McConomy Auditorium, CMU (map)

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