Crossroads International holds 2015 International Film Festival


CORVALLIS, Ore. – An international film festival this February in Corvallis will support Crossroads International, an Oregon State University program that has provided hospitality and language assistance to international students, visiting scholars and their families at OSU for more than four decades.

From providing conversation partners to locating families willing to extend friendships to incoming international scholars, the organization makes difficult transitions more comfortable and friendly.

Each year, Crossroads presents an international film festival that reflects the organization’s dedication to cross-cultural communication and understanding and is the organization’s primary fundraiser.  The 2015 Crossroads International Film Festival will feature films on consecutive Sundays in February at Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St. in downtown Corvallis.

One film in the annual festival features a special discussion section following the screening. This year’s highlighted film is “Sita Sings the Blues,” a Sri Lankan and U.S. production that mixes a modern love story of lost love with the ancient Indian tale of the Ramayana, told with colorful animation and a 1920s American jazz soundtrack.

Tickets are $6 per show and passports are $30 for six shows. For information on how to order passports, contact Crossroads at crossroadsosu@gmail.com . All proceeds go to Crossroads International programs. For more information, see http://oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads/crossroads-international-film-festival

The festival will feature six films from around the world (Note: All films in foreign language have English subtitles):

Feb. 1

  • 1:30 p.m.: "Nothing But the Truth," South Africa (92 minutes)
  • 4 p.m.: "Amreeka," USA (96 minutes)
  • 6:30 p.m.: "Sita Sings the Blues," Sri Lanka, USA (82 minutes, discussion to follow)

Feb. 8

  • 1:30 p.m.: "Amreeka" USA (96 minutes)
  • 4 p.m.: "Sita Sings the Blues," Sri Lanka, USA (82 minutes, discussion to follow)
  • 6:30 p.m.: "Instructions Not Included," Mexico (115 minutes)

Feb. 15

  • 1:30 p.m.: "I Have Found It," India (151 minutes)
  • 4 p.m.: "Instructions Not Included," Mexico (115 minutes)
  • 6:30 p.m.: "Boy," New Zealand (87 minutes)

Feb. 22

  • 1:30 p.m.: "Boy," New Zealand (87 minutes)
  • 4 p.m.: "Nothing But the Truth," South Africa (92 minutes)
  • 6:30 p.m.: "I Have Found It," India (151 minutes)

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