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MCC International Film Series: Fall 2013

Titles, descriptions of all films shown in the MCC International Film Series

The Sapphires

September 20 - The Sapphires (Australia) -Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Chris O’Dowd stars as the talent scout who bills them as Australia’s answer to the Supremes. 103 mins. Biography/Comedy. English. Rated PG-13.


October 11 - Blancanieves (Spain/France/Belgium) –Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never known her mother. She learned the art of her father, a famous bullfighter, but was hated by her evil stepmother. One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves, and became a legend. Set in 1920s Seville Spain, Blancanieves is a tribute to silent films. 104 mins. Drama/Fantasy. Spanish. Rated PG-13.


November 15 - Mud (United States) - Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios-he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn't long until Mud's visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow. Matthew McConaughey stars as Mud. 130 mins. Drama. English. Rated PG-13.


December 6 - Quartet (United Kingdom) –Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired musicians. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie and the fourth member of the quartet, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does. Directed by Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Smith stars. 98 mins. English/Polish. Rated PG-13.