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Crossroads International Film Festival 2015

 

The 2015 Crossroads International Film Festival features six engaging films from around the world.

Screenings are each Sunday in February at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Admission is $6 per film and discounted festival Passports are available for $30, each Passport entitles the holder to six tickets for the price of five. For more information on how to order Passports, contact us at crossroadsosu@gmail.com.

All proceeds benefit Crossroads International Programs including our Conversation School for Women, Three Day Home Stays, and a variety of community events. 

 

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 Our 2015 Crossroads International Film Festival Schedule

 Opening Week: February 1, 2015: 

1:30 PM: Nothing But The Truth

4:00 PM: Amreeka

6:30 PM: Sita Sings The Blues. There will be a special discussion following the screening for Sita Sings the Blues, detailed to be announced. 

 

Week Two: February 8, 2015:

1:30 PM: Amreeka

4:00 PM: Sita Sings the Blues. There will be a special discussion following the screening for Sita Sings the Blues, detailed to be announced. 

6:30 PM: Instructions Not Included

 

Week Three: February 15, 2015:

1:30 PM: I have Found It

4:00 PM: Instructions Not Included

6:30 PM: Boy

 

Final Week: February 22, 2015:

1:30 PM: Boy

4:00 PM: Nothing But The Truth

6:30 PM: I Have Found It

 

Download the 2015 Crossroads International Film Festival Schedule here

 

Film Selections Crossroads International Film Festival 2015

Amreeka

(2009)

Director: Cherien Dabis

Language: English/Arabic/French

Country setting: USA

Run time: 96 min

Genre: Drama

A Palestinian woman and her teenage son immigrate to a small town in Indiana to live with relatives. Both mother and son have to deal with culture clashes and prejudice.

 

 

Boy

(2010)

Director: Taika Waititi

Language: English/Maori

Country setting: New Zealand

Run time: 87 min

Genre: Comedy/Drama

The life of an eleven-year-old boy is changed forever when his absent father returns to a dusty small town in 1984 New Zealand.

 

 

I Have Found It

(2000)

Director: Rajiv Menon

Language: English/Tamil

Country setting: India

Run time: 151 min

Genre: Drama

In this Bollywood interpretation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, two sisters navigate the affections of three different suitors.

 

 

Instructions Not Included 

(2013)

Director: Eugenio Derbez

Language: English/Spanish

Country setting: USA/Mexico

Run time: 122 min

Genre: Drama/Comedy

An immature playboy is forced to grow up quickly when a former lover leaves a baby, his child, on his doorstep and never returns. 

 

 

Nothing But The Truth

(2008)

Director: John Kani

Language: English

Country setting: South Africa

Run time: 92 min

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Written, directed by and starring South African actor John Kani, Nothing But The Truth explores the ever-changing relationships between young and old, black and white in post-Apartheid South Africa

 

 

Sita Sings The Blues

(2008)

Director: Nina Paley

Language: English

Country setting: India/USA

Run time: 82 min

Genre: Animation/Comedy/Fantasy/Musical/Romance

The ancient Indian tale of the Ramayana is told as never before, with colorful, imaginative animation and a 1920s American jazz soundtrack.

 

 

Sponsorship

Thank you to our 2015 sponsors: International Program; OSU Provost's Funds for Excellence; Office of Vice Provost Student Affairs; INTO OSU, Office of Senior Vice Provost Academic Affairs; School of Language, Culture, and Society; Carol Trueba, Town & Country Realty; Nina Paley; ISOSU; Cecilia and Dave Gore; Todd Shechter, Ivengar Yoga Center of the Willamette Valley; Darkside Cinema, Intercultural Student Services Educational Opportunities Program.

 

 

 

Last Year's Film Festival 

 

The 2014 Crossroads International Film Festival features six engaging films from around the world. Screenings are each Sunday in February at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Admission is $6 per film and discounted festival Passports are available for $30, each Passport entitles the holder to six tickets for the price of five. 

 

 
The 2014 Crossroads International Film Festival is our eighth annual film festival. This year’s selections include: As It Is In Heaven , Chico & Rita,  The DishEnglish VinglishHitler’s Children, and Teddy Bear. See poster and schedule on this website for more details on these engaging international films.
 
 

 

 
Each year, we include a discussion following one film--usually the documentary. This year, our post film discussion will follow both screenings of the film Hitler's Children on February 9 at 6:30 pm and February 16 at 4:00 pm. Join OSU professor and Holocaust Memorial Committee chair Paul Kopperman for a discussion of the issues and insights this film inspires. Kopperman, a professor of history, has taught at Oregon State University since 1978.  Among his offerings is “The Holocaust in Its History,” a baccalaureate-core course that is available online as well as on the Oregon State campus.  
 
 

 

Proceeds support Crossroads International Programs. Crossroads International has promoted friendship and cultural sharing since 1969, current Crossroads programs include a 3-Day Homestay for incoming Oregon State University international students, a conversational English class for International women in the Corvallis area and a variety of events that promote cultural sharing throughout the year.

 Crossroads International Film Festival 2014 Schedule

Sponsorship

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors: OSU Office of Academic Affairs; OSU Office of International Programs; OSU School of Language, Culture and Society; OSU Provost’s Fund for Excellence; OSU Office of Vice provost for Student Affairs; INTO-OSU; Cecilia and Dave Gore; Carol Trueba, Keller Williams Realty; ISOSU; and Iyengar Yoga Center of the Willamette Valley, Todd Schecter & Corie Hall; and OSU Educational Opportunities Program 

 

We look forward to seeing you at the shows!