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!