Crossroads International Film Festival 2013
When: Sundays in January and February 2013, both matinee and evening showings. (See schedule below)
Where: Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th Street in downtown Corvallis
Who and How? Passports are available for $40. Each passport allows admittance to 6 films. Tickets $8 for adults and $7 for students per show. The passports make great gifts! To purchase a passport, please mail a $40 dollar check to the Crossroads International office (Heckart Lodge - Oregon State University, 2900 SW Jefferson Way) or purchase it at the show times on Sundays.
Tickets will be available at Darkside Cinema, downtown Corvallis, prior to each show or in advance of future shows.
What: Six films from diverse nationalities. Attendees can travel the world in a comfortable seat, at a local independent cinema.
Schedule of Films:
In a Zulu village, Yesterday is a cheerful mother with an inquisitive child, Beauty, and a troubling persistent cough. After several attempts to see a doctor at a regional clinic, Yesterday learns she has HIV. She confronts her miner husband in Jo'burg and then must deal with both his illness and her own. Her singular motivation is to see that Beauty enrolls in school the next fall. 2005 Oscar Nomination.
During a cease-fire in the Lebanon-Israel conflict of 2006, a Christian taxi driver and an untraditional Shiite woman scour the rubble of local towns for her son. They develop a deep bond in response to the death striking all around them. Shot in the ruins of war-torn Lebanon, the film uses only two professional actors. The rest are real refugees, jounnalists, soldiers, etc., playing themselves.
In this off-beat comedy, Goro, a truck driver, stops at a small noodle shop and decides to help widowed Tampopo improve her noodles and save her family's struggling business. The story intertwines with vignettes related to the love of food and the shop's eclectic customers, including criminal with a food-based link. This cult classic is called the first "ramen western".
In an African village, Kirikou is born. He is not a normal boy. He can speak and walk. His mother tells him of an evil sorceress who has dried up their spring and devoured all but one of the men of the village. Kirikou decides to accompany the last warrior to fight the sorceress. Intrepid Kirikou may be the last hope of the village. This animated film is drawn from elements of West Africa folk tales.
Shot clandestinely, this documentary lifts the curtain to expose everyday life in a country held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years. Interviews and interactions with more than 100 people throughout Burma, including an interview with the recently released Aung San Suu Kyi, are interwoven with spectacular footage of this little seen nation and its people.
Marcela, a young immigrant with financial troubles, finds a summer job looking after Amador, a bed-ridden elderly man whose family is away. She thinks her problems are solved, but Amador dies, putting Marcela in a predicament. His death leaves her jobless, something she can't afford to let happen. Faced with a difficult moral dilemma, Marcela will prove that death can't always stop life.
This true story of the infamous Bastey Boys Homes correctional facility follows Erling, a rumored murderer, who clashes with the harsh authority, manual labor, rigid discipline, and cruel punishment. Erling rouses the boys out of their resigned existence and ultimately leads a courageous and vicious rebellion that brings them up against the Norwegian Army. Starring Peter Saarsgard.
Crossroads International has an outstanding list of sponsorships for the 2013 Film Festival. Thanks to all of the supporters. The Film Festival could not happen without you.
OSU Academic Affairs
OSU Student Affairs
OSU School of Language, Culture & Society
OSU International Programs
Carol Trueba & Keller Williams
Marjorie Lumm's Wine Glasses, LLC
Cecilia & David Gore
Iyengar Yoga Center of The Willamette Valley
Turf Tech, Inc.
Todd Shechter & Cori Hall
The Educational Opportunities Program
The Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
Hanson Country Inn
Old World Deli
We look forward to seeing you at the shows!