Mar 28 2011 - 7:30pm
In keeping with its focus on the world's many cultures on both an international level and in the local community, Belmont World Film, an international film series at the Studio Cinema in Belmont, is partnering with the Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. The series is also part of the Francophonie Celebration of New England, a festival that highlights the French speaking world that is sponsored by the French Consulate.
Each of the 7 film events will emphasize countries served by the Peace Corps, as well as French speaking countries and will feature post-film discussions or performances.
The series culminates in a gala evening celebration of Belmont World Film’s 10th anniversary in May. The evening will honor a prominent individual with the first "Citizen of the Year" award, given to someone who has made an important contribution on an international level.
Tickets for individual films are $10. All proceeds from tickets purchased through our website will benefit barpcv and can be picked up at the Studio Cinema before the show. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Studio Cinema box office 30 minutes prior to each event. Purchase advance tickets for this event here. Purchase your ticket for this event: http://www.barpcv.org/node/366
Monday, 3/28: A SCREAMING MAN, France/Chad (New England premiere with the Museum of Fine Arts)
In A SCREAMING MAN, a former swimming champion in his early 60’s works as a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad. After the hotel is taken over by new Chinese owners, he becomes humiliated and resentful when forced to give up his job to his son. Meanwhile Chad is in the throes of a civil war. Rebel forces are attacking the government and the authorities demand the people contribute to the "war effort" with money or volunteers old enough to fight. Constantly harassed for a contribution, the penniless pool attendant makes a decision he will forever regret.
All screenings begin at 7:30 PM and feature post-film discussions or entertainment. The series culminates in a celebration in May in which Belmont World Film will bestow its first “Citizen of the World” Awards.
In keeping with Belmont World Film’s focus on world cultures, it is partnering with the Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps and with the French Consulate as part of the Francophonie Celebration of New England. Film events will highlight French-speaking countries and the countries served by, as well as the core values of, the Peace Corps.
Please check the calendar for these upcoming films:
Wednesday, 3/30: BURNING IN THE SUN, US/Mali
Monday, 4/4: I MISS YOU, Argentina
Monday, 4/11: KAWASAKI’S ROSE, Czech Republic (New England premiere)
Monday, 4/25: THE WORLD IS BIG & SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER, Bulgaria/Germany/Slovenia/Hungary (New England premiere)
For more information about the Belmont World Film Festival contact: email Doane Perry, or call 617-547-1413
Or contact Belmont Belmont World Film at 617-484-3980 or