The Globe at the Movies Symposium aims to celebrate and reflect upon the rich and multifaceted nature of global film. This event features film screenings and invited talks by film scholars and directors. The public forum format is an opportunity for students and faculty to ask probing questions about the film directors’ vision pertaining to complex issues faced by the rapidly changing global community.
The Symposium is organized by Dr. Elena Sommers (Department of English). For more information please contact: or visit

List of films featured (please take a look at the trailers):
The Return (Russia, 2003). Director-Andrei Zviagintsev
Kinderwald (Germany, US, 2013). Director, writer, producer- Lise Raven; co-writer-Frank Bruckner
Carry On (China, 2013). Director -Yatao Li. RIT, SOFA
Dogtooth (Greece, 2009). Director-Yorgos Lanthimos
The Upside Down Book (US, 2013). Director- Dr. Hinda Mandell
The Bicycle (German Democratic Republic, GDR, 1980). Director- Evelyn Schmidt

Date: Thursday, April 24 2014
Time: 8.30 am-9:00 pm
Location: Bamboo Room (2650) and Reading Room– Center for Campus Life

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