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International Film Society

       The campus film societies… were like little shrines to the cinema. If the film society
       was showing Kurosawa's Ikiru for a dollar and there was nothing else playing except
       the new releases at first-run prices, you went to Ikiru and then it was forever inside of
       you, a great film. Today, students rent videos, usually not very good ones, and even if
       they watch a great movie, they do it alone or with a few friends. There is no sense of
       audience, and yet the single most important factor in learning to be literate about
       movies is to be part of an audience that is sophisticated about them. — Roger Ebert

The University Centers is proud to maintain the campus film program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. For more than 50 years the UW-Eau Claire International Film Society has represented a wide variety of countries, cinematic styles, directorial methods, genres and points of view in films that foster a better understanding of other peoples and cultures, and instill a lifelong appreciation for the art of film.

The International Film Series is funded by student fees allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. Community members may purchase annual membership in the International Film Society, making it possible for them to attend all campus films.
Blugold Card holders may attend all International Film Society presentations free of charge.

The series was created in 1956 by a group of Eau Claire citizens interested in the foreign film as an art form. Films screened first in Kjer Theatre, and were open to the community on a subscription basis. In 1968, like The Forum and the Artists Series, the International Film Series was assimilated into the university structure, with an administrative committee composed of students, faculty-staff and community members. The International Film Committee recommends policies for the operation of the international film program, and selects films for the program each semester.

>  VIEW THE SPRING 2014 CAMPUS FILMS SCHEDULE
    Persepolis  |  France + U.S.  |  January 24–26
    Through a Glass Darkly  |  Sweden  |  February 7–9
    Rubber  |  France  |  February 21–23
    The Host  |  South Korea  |  April 18–20
    No  |  Chile  |  May 2–4

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SEASONS

1–9  ·  10–19  ·  20–29  ·  30–39  ·  40–49  ·  50–58

A 

Aguirre, the Wrath of God  |  Germany  |  1979–80  |  1987–88
Amélie  |  France + Germany  |  2002–03
Amores perros  |  Mexico  |  2003–04
Aparajito  |  India  |  1960–61
Au revoir les enfants  |  France  |  1988–89
> View Complete List

B 

Beauty and the Beast  |  France  |  1959–60  |  1973–74  |  1976–77  |  1979–80  |  1984–85  |  1988–89
Before the Rain  |  France + Republic of Macedonia  |  1998–99  |  2009–10
Black Girl  |  Senegal  |  1974–75  |  1982–83
Bowling for Columbine  |  U.S.  |  2002–03
Burnt by the Sun  |  Russia  |  1995–96
> View Complete List

C 

Children of Paradise  |  France  |  1964–65  |  1972–73  |  1988–89
Cinema Paradiso  |  Italy + France  |  1991–92
Closely Watched Trains  |  Czechoslovakia  |  1977–78  |  1990–91
Crimson Gold  |  Iran  |  2004–05
The Crowd  |  U.S.  |  1986–87
> View Complete List

D 

Das Boot  |  West Germany  |  1983–84
Delicatessen  |  France  |  1992–93
Diary of a Lost Girl  |  Germany  |  1984–85
District 9  |  U.S. + New Zealand + Canada + South Africa  |  2010–11
Do the Right Thing  |  U.S.  |  1990–91
> View Complete List

E 

The Edukators  |  Germany + Austria  |  2007–08
8 1/2  | Italy  |  1971–72  |  1976–77
Elephant  |  U.S.  |  2004–05
Europa Europa  |  Poland + Germany  |  1992–93
The Exterminating Angel  |  Mexico  |  1969–70
> View Complete List

F 

Farewell My Concubine  |  China + Hong Kong  |  1994–95
Fire  |  India  |  1997–98
Flirting  |  Australia  |  1993–94
Forbidden Games  |  France  |  1985–86
The 400 Blows  |  France  |  1968–69
> View Complete List

G 

Gaijin  |  Brazil  |  1991–92
Gallipoli  |  Australia  |  1982–83
Gates of Heaven  |  U.S.  |  1983–84
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  |  Sweden + Denmark + Germany + Norway  |  2010–11
Good Bye Lenin!  |  Germany  |  2004–05
> View Complete List

H 

The Harder They Come  |  Jamaica  |  1986–87
Hiroshima mon amour  |  France  |  1962–63  |  1971–72  |  1975–76  |  1983–84
Hoop Dreams  |  U.S.  |  1994–95
The Host  |  South Korea  |  2007–08  |  2013–14
Hunger  |  Norway  |  1971–72
> View Complete List

I 

I Am Cuba  |  Cuba + U.S.S.R.  |  1997–98  |  2005–06
I Vitelloni  |  Italy  |  1965–66
Ikiru  |  Japan  |  1971–72
Il Postino  |  Italy  |  1996–97
Insomnia  |  Norway  |  1999–2000
> View Complete List

J 

Jar City Iceland  |  2011–12
Jesus of Montreal  |  Canada  |  1991–92
Ju Dou  |  Japan + China  |  1991–92
Jules and Jim  |  France  |  1964–65  |  1968–69  |  1981–82  |  1988–89
Juliet of the Spirits  |  Italy  |  1968–69  |  1973–74  |  1987–88
> View Complete List

K 

Kagemusha  |  Japan  |  1981–82  |  1988–89
Kind Hearts and Coronets  |  U.K.  |  1958–59  |  1979–80
Kippur  |  France + Israel  |  2000–01
Knife in the Water  |  Poland  |  1976–77  |  1984–85
Koyaanisqatsi  |  U.S.  |  1987–88
> View Complete List

L 

Les Visiteurs du Soir  |  France  |  1986–87
Let the Right One In  |  Sweden  |  2008–09
Life is Beautiful  |  Italy  |  1999–2000
The Lives of Others  |  Germany  |  2007–08
Los Olvidados  |  Mexico  |  1984–85
> View Complete List

M 

M  |  Germany  |  1969–70  |  2009–10
The Maltese Falcon  |  U.S.  |  1964–65
Mephisto  |  Hungary  |  1983–84
My Life as a Dog  |  Sweden  |  1987–88
My Winnipeg  |  Canada  |  2010–11
> View Complete List

N 

Nanook of the North  |  U.S.  |  1958–59  |  1971–72
The Navigator  |  New Zealand  |  1989–90
Nazarín  |  Mexico  |  1969–70
The Night of the Shooting Stars  |  Italy  |  1984–85
Nobody Knows  |  Japan  |  2005–06
Nosferatu the Vampyre  |  Germany  |  1980–81
> View Complete List

O 

The Official Story  |  Argentina  |  1985–86
On the Bowery  |  U.S.  |  1960–61
Orchestra Rehearsal  |  Italy  |  1980–81
Orpheus  |  France  |  1967–68
Osama  |  Afghanistan  |  2005–06
> View Complete List

P 

Pandora’s Box Germany  |  1983–84
Pather Panchali  |  India  |  1959–60  |  1973–74
Pelle the Conqueror  |  Denmark + Sweden  |  1989–90
Persepolis  |  France + U.S.  |  2009–10  |  2013–14
Picnic at Hanging Rock  |  Australia  |  1980–81
> View Complete List

Q

Quadrophenia  |  U.K.  |  1987–88
Queen of Hearts  |  U.K. + U.S.  |  1990–91
> View Complete List

R 

Raise the Red Lantern  |  China + Hong Kong + Taiwan  |  1992–93
Rashomon  |  Japan  |  1969–70  |  1984–85  |  1997–98
Restrepo  |  U.S.  |  2010–11
The Rules of the Game  |  France  |  1972–73  |  1988–89
A Room with a View  |  U.K.  |  1988–89
> View Complete List

S 

The Secret in Their Eyes  |  Argentina + Spain  |  2010–11
Secrets & Lies  |  U.K.  |  1996–97
The Seventh Seal  |  Sweden  |  1961–62  |  1967–68  |  1973–74  |  1977–78  |  1984–85
The Sorrow and the Pity  |  France  |  1980–81
The Story of the Weeping Camel Germany + Mongolia  |  2004–05
> View Complete List

T 

Taste of Cherry  |  Iran  |  1998–99
Throne of Blood  |  Japan  |  1971–72  |  1982–83  |  1995–96
The Triplets of Belleville  |  France  |  2004–05
Triumph of the Will  |  Germany  |  1975–76  |  1982–83
Tsotsi  |  U.K. + South Africa  |  2006–07
> View Complete List

U 

Ugetsu  |  Japan  |  1966–67
Umberto D  |  Italy  |  1958–59
The Unbearable Lightness of Being  |  U.S.  |  2008–09
Underworld  |  U.S.  |  1987–88
Unions Maids  |  U.S.  |  1981–82
> View Complete List

V 

Vanya on 42nd Street  |  U.S.  |  1995–96
Vera Drake  |  U.S.  |  2005–06
Vigil  |  New Zealand  |  1988–89
The Virgin Spring  |  Sweden  |  1967–68  |  2007–08
The Visitor  |  U.S. |   2008–09
> View Complete List

W 

Walkabout  |  Australia  |  1982–83
Water  |  Canada + India  |  2006–07
The White Balloon  |  Iran  |  1996–97
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?  |  Korea   |  1996–97
Wild Strawberries  |  Sweden  |  1963–64  |  1967–68  |  1982–83
> View Complete List

X

Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl  |  China  |  1999–2000
> View Complete List

Y 

Y Tu Mamá También  |  Mexico + U.S.  |  2002–03
Yaaba  |  Burkina Faso  |  1990–91
Yojimbo  |  Japan  |  1971–72  |  1980–81  |  1987–88
Yol  |  Turkey  |  1983–84
Young Aphrodites  |  Greece  |  1968–69
> View Complete List

Z 

Z  |  France  |  1987–88
Zero Kelvin  |  Norway  |  1997–98
> View Complete List

> COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF FILMS PRESENTED SINCE 1958 (pdf)

     Sponsored by the International Film Society, Summer Session Films (Summer Events)
     and the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate

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