NOW PLAYING: Bright Lights on BEIJING FLICKERS

BEIJINGFLICKERS_bannerBeijing Flickers looks deep into the psyches of this generation that doesn’t know quite what it wants, and finds at least flickers of hope that they can, together, make their own future.” – Vancouver International Film Festival

The accolades continue to roll in as Global Lens 2013 enters the Spring! This month in the spotlight: BEIJING FLICKERS, which recently played at both Chapman University’s Busan West Film Festival and the Miami International Film Festival, where it won the Miami Future Cinema Critics Award.

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NOW PLAYING: Come into THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JUAN OROL

FantasticWorldofJuanOrol_banner8.1“A visually playful biopic on Mexico’s Ed Wood.” -Variety

The accolades continue to roll in as Global Lens 2013 enters the Spring! This month in the spotlight: THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF JUAN OROL, which recently played at the San Diego Latino Film Festival.

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NOW PLAYING: There Will Be No AMNESTY If You Miss Global Lens This Summer!

A subtle exploration of a society in flux and divided between morality and passion.“ -Cineuropa

Even in this, his first feature film, director Bujar Alimani demonstrates an assured hand, timing all his shots with precision so that they are lyrical and contemplative…“ -The Moving Arts Film Journal

The story: A new law allowing conjugal visits in Albanian prisons presents the opportunity for a sympathetic affair between a man and woman visiting their incarcerated spouses—until a prisoner amnesty threatens their fragile new bond.

First-time filmmaker Bujar Alimani’s sensual and pensive drama, AMNESTY (awarded the FIPRESCI Prize and Cineuropa Prize at the 2011 Festival del Cinema Europeo), is now available for booking in your festival or theater, along with nine other award-winning and critically acclaimed films from the new Global Lens 2012 series!

Programmers and curators: View the 2012 lineup now on Festival Scope and email us at bookings@globalfilm.org to schedule the films today!

Film fans and enthusiasts: Read the list below and click on the map to find out where you can catch these fantastic films!

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NOW PLAYING: Morteza Farshbaf’s MOURNING and Nine Other Films to Watch–Everywhere!

Farshbaf fashions a consistently surprising and blackly comic road trip that may herald the arrival of a major new Iranian talent.“ -Institute of Contemporary Arts

The story: In the wake of his parents’ disappearance, a young boy is placed in the care of his deaf aunt and uncle who, during a road trip to Tehran, engage in a silent but apparently not-so-secret debate about the child’s future.

Iranian filmmaker Morteza Farshbaf’s master class on subtlety and sign language is now available for booking in your festival or theater, along with nine other award-winning and critically acclaimed films from the new Global Lens 2012 series.

Programmers and curators: View the 2012 lineup now on Festival Scope and email us at bookings@globalfilm.org to schedule the films today!

Film fans and enthusiasts: Read the list below and click on the map to find out where you can catch these fantastic films!

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NOW PLAYING: Fat, Short, Bald Man from Colombia and Nine Other Global Lens 2012 Films You Don’t Want to Miss!

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GLOBAL LENS 2012: Click on the map to find a screening near you!

The story: The prospects for a lonely middle-aged notary unexpectedly change after he joins a self-improvement group and his charismatic new boss—and strangely affable doppelgänger—takes an interest in his life.

First-time Colombian director Carlos Osuna’s charming rotoscope feature is now screening at locations across the U.S. and Canada, and is also available for booking in festivals or theaters, along with nine other award-winning and critically acclaimed films from the new Global Lens 2012 series!

Click here to see where these films are playing, or email us at bookings@globalfilm.org to schedule films today!

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NOW PLAYING: Bijou Cinema, Santa Fe Film Festival, Melnitz Movies and more!

Films from the Global Lens 2011 film series are now playing at the following venues and festivals across the U.S. and Canada:

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Cinema St. Louis/Webster University (St. Louis, MO): Presenting the complete Global Lens 2011 film series Check the film calendar for screening information

Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs, CA): Presenting the complete Global Lens 2011 film series Check the film calendar for screening information

Tampa Museum of Art/Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa, FL): Presenting the complete Global Lens 2011 film series Check the film calendar for screening information

University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL): Presenting the complete Global Lens 2011 film series Check the film calendar for screening information

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NOW PLAYING: Traverse City Film Festival, Cleveland Cinematheque, Salt Lake Film Society and more!

Films from the Global Lens 2011 film series are now playing at the following venues and festivals across the U.S. and Canada:

Brooks Museum of Art/Indie Memphis (Memphis, TN): Presenting the complete Global Lens 2011 film series Check the film calendar for screening information

Cinema St. Louis/Webster University (St. Louis, MO): Presenting the complete Global Lens 2011 film series Check the film calendarfor screening information

Global Lens now playing on Virgin American flights!

Northwest Film Center (Portland, OR): Presenting the complete Global Lens 2011 film series Check the film calendar for screening information

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NOW PLAYING: SHIRLEY ADAMS and the African Film Festival Traveling Series

It’s always nice to work with like-minded people. Such as the African Film Festival, New York (AFF), which for years has partnered with GFI to show Global Lens African selections in its Traveling Series.

This year, the Series features a standout from Global Lens 2010: South African tour-de-force, SHIRLEY ADAMS. The film is one of my many favorites from our 2010 series, in part because of its focus on mixed race populations of Cape Town (often underrepresented in South African film) and because it is helmed by a talented director with an unusual eye for intimacy and minimalism: Oliver Hermanus.

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