Posts Tagged ‘world cinema’


SUNY Oswego’s 6th Annual Hart Hall International Film Festival: 4/16-17

12 April 2011

Running from Saturday, April 16 · 1 PM until Sunday, April 17 · 11 PM in the Hart Hall basement. This year’s schedule:

Saturday, 4/16

1:00 France: Romance Love Me If You Dare
Hong Kong: Action IP Man
Hungary: Comedy Black Cat White Cat
India: Action Jodhaa Ackbar

Sunday, 4/17

1:00 Japan: Animated Totoro
England: Action The Escapist
Sweden: Horror Let the Right One In
India: Romance 3 Idiots



World Cinema Foundation Festival Highlights “Limite”

10 November 2010

Here’s an update on Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation. (We’ve written about the organization and linked to its website). The Foundation’s 2010 film festival in New York is highlighting a Brazilian film long admired and long missing: Limite.

The French film critic Georges Sadoul called it ‘an unknown masterpiece’ and once flew all the way to Brazil, in vain, in hopes of seeing a complete version. Orson Welles, in Brazil in the early 1940s to make a movie of his own, did view it in its entirety and pronounced the experience ‘fabulous.’ More recently, both David Bowie and Caetano Veloso have also promoted it. (from “Brazil’s Best, Restored and Ready for a 21st-Century Audience”, The New York Times, 11/10/10; see link below).


We’ve added a link (under Online Viewing Options) to MUBI; there you’ll find several World Cinema Foundation films you can view for free).


Link added to World Cinema Foundation

28 October 2009

We’ve added a link to the free films available on-line at the World Cinema Foundation site.

This is from the  WCF’s mission statement:

The World Cinema Foundation (WCF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring neglected films from around the world – in particular, those countries lacking the financial and technical ability to do so.

Established by Martin Scorsese, the Foundation supports and encourages preservation efforts to save the worldwide patrimony of films, ensuring that they are preserved, seen and shared. Its goal is to defend the body and spirit of cinema in the belief that preserving works of the past can encourage future generations to treat film as a universal form of expression.

Cinema is an international language, an international art, but, above all, it is a source of enlightenment. There are wonderful, remarkable films, past and present, from Mexico, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia that deserve to be known and seen. Martin Scorsese has created the World Cinema Foundation with the specific purpose of calling attention to the global cause of film preservation.