LBCC Foreign Film Festival
Long Beach City College held its 1st Annual Foreign Film Festival where it showcased four feature films: Desierto, Intouchables, Terraferma, and The Wind Rises.
DESIERTO (Mexico, 2016)
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo
A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.
Q&A with Gregorio Luke, Expert in Latin American Culture.
Intouchables (France, 2011)
Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Q&A with Dr. Marie-Laure Hinton, LBCC Professor of French.
Terraferma (Italy, 2011)
Starring: Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello
A tight-knit family living on the island of Linosa south of Sicily find their ties stretched to the limit when a group of illegal immigrants from Africa appears in their community.
Q&A with Dr. Mihaela Mehr, LBCC Adjunct Professor of Italian.
The Wind Rises (Japan, 2013)
Starring: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Q&A with Dr. Satoko Kakihara, CSUF Assistant Professor of Japanese.