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MCC International Film Series: Spring 2014

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

Fruitvale Station

February 7 – Fruitvale Station (United States). This is based on the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. His final encounter of the day with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant. Stars Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer. 81 mins. Biography/Drama. English. Rated R.

The Hunt

February 28 – The Hunt (Denmark). A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. Stars Mad Mikkelsen. 115 mins. Drama. Danish. Rated R.

The Attack

April 4 – The Attack (Lebanon). Dr. Amin Jaafari is an assimilated Arab surgeon who seems to have it all with a promising career with honors among the Israelis in Tel Aviv. That all changes after a devastating terrorist suicide bombing and his beloved wife, Siham, is found among the dead as the primary suspect. The now ostracized Amin resolves to find out on his own why Siham had so strong a conviction that she kept secret from him. However, the answers prove hard to come by and the truths involved have a terrible pain of their own. 102 mins. Drama. Arabic/Hebrew. Rated R.


May 2 – Terraferma (Italy). A local Sicilian community sees its traditional economy based on fishing threatened, its mode of life based on honor and the rough justice of the sea threatened by everything around - decaying fishing crops, invading tourists, the dissolution of the moral fabric of the local society. And then an apparently bigger threat comes as desperate African boat immigrants start showing up at the shores, after having risked their lives in the stormy seas, flying in despair the devastated continent of their birth. 88mins. Drama. Italian. Rated R.