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SFCC International Film Festival

Films are shown at 7:15 PM on five consecutive Tuesday evenings at The Garland Theatre. CCS students and employees are admitted free with college ID; all others pay a general admission fee of $5.00. Ticket sales help fund next year's festival.

For information, contact SFCC Spanish instructor Gabriel Valenzuela, 533-3472 or

April 19, 2016
Film 1
Like Father Like Son

In this family melodrama, two families, one representing the old Japanese values and the other reflecting change in Japan, discover that their now six-year-old children had been accidentally swapped at the hospital. Humanity, compassion and comedy flow through the film that centers on the true meaning of fatherhood.

April 26, 2016
Film 2

A young village girl in rural Turkey who has been raped must be killed to restore honor and dignity to her family and the village. This is in accordance with the ironclad Turkish custom of honor killing. She and her cousin go to Istanbul where he is to execute her. At the heart of the film is the conflict between tradition and modernity, between rural and urban lifestyles.

May 3, 2016
Film 3

Based on a true story, gay activists help miners during their lengthy strike against the National Union of Mineworkers in 1984. The activists are sympathetic because they feel that they feel the same oppression as the miners. With a big dose of comedy, the film perfectly captures homophobia, bigotry, ignorance and curiosity about the LGBT community.

May 10, 2016
Film 4
What's in a Name?

In this comedy/drama, Vincent is about to become father for the first time. During a dinner at his sister's house, he reveals he intends to have his son baptized "Adolphe." The answer to this simple question sets off an evening where secrets are revealed, feelings are declared and hypocrisy is unmasked. Through dialogue and nonverbal communication the dinner party group reveals egos, political beliefs, sexual orientations and trusts.

May 17, 2016
Film 5
Wild Tales

Classified as a comedy, drama, and thriller, this film tells six different unconnected wild tales of human behavior involving people in distress who are seeking revenge and lose control. Filmed entirely in Argentina, the individual tales reveal Argentinian family, society and government that is not all that different from the U.S. and other countries. Be prepared for "black/dark" comedy - a comic work that employs morbid humor, humor that makes light of subject matter usually considered taboo.