The Cry for Myth | 29th Annual Film Series

29th Annual Film Series

The Cry for Myth

Sundays, 2 PM, Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business
NW 27th Street and McKinley Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
A discussion session follows each film for those who wish to stay
Free Admission, Donations Appreciated
Director: Dr. Harbour Winn, hwinn@okcu.edu
For More Information, Call (405) 208-5472

September 26, 2010, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM

Olivier Assayas’ Summer Hours, France (2008), 103 Min.

Summer Hours is about three siblings who must decide what to do with the country estate and objects inherited from their mother. Its message focuses on globalized modern living and materialism.

October 10, 2010, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM

Bong Joon-ho’s Madeo, South Korea (2009), 128 Min.

Madeo, which means “mother” in Korean, was the official South Korean submission for Best Foreign Language Film at last year’s Academy Awards. The film focuses on a devoted single parent who refuses to believe her simple-minded 27-year-old son is guilty of murder.

October 24, 2010, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM

Sebastian Silva’s La Nana, Chile (2009), 95 Min.

La Nana is the story about a maid who has served a family for 23 years and feels threatened when the family decides to hire some extra help. Out of desperation, the maid starts to engage in increasingly frantic acts to keep her job.

November 7, 2010, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM

Sergei Dvortsevoy’s Tulpan, Kazakhstan (2008), 100 Min.

January 23, 2011, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM

Hany Abu-Assad’s Paradise Now, Palestine (2005), 90 Min.

Paradise Now, a stark film about two young Palestinian men who are recruited to become suicide bombers, was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film.

February 6, 2011, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM

Aditya Assarat’s Wonderful Town, Thailand (2007), 92 Min.

Wonderful Town was the first moving film to address the devastation of the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. It follows Ton, a young Bangkok architect, who is dispatched to oversee a building site in a seaside Thai resort town. There, he meets and gradually falls in love with Na, a shy and pretty inn-keeper who is equally drawn to Ton. The love story then takes unusual turns amidst the ruins of the ghost town feel of the setting.

February 20, 2011, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM

Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Red Desert, Italy (1964), 117 Min.

The Red Desert is considered a landmark in cinema history for its use of color and sound to mirror the internal state of characters. The Italian movie tells the story of Monica Vitti, an engineer’s wife wandering in bewilderment through a modern Italian industrial landscape.

March 6, 2011, Kerr McGee Auditorium, 2 PM

Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s Still Walking, Japan (2008), 115 Min.

Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them.

 

A discussion session will follow each screening and participants are encouraged to check out Rollo May’s The Cry for Myth to help supplement direction and reflection for cross-cultural film study. The book will be available at the film screenings and at Full Circle Bookstore.

Admission to the film series is free to the public. Donations to help sustain the institute’s mission are appreciated. Donations can be made at each film, mailed to the OCU Film Institute Endowment or to the OCU Film Institute’s Designated Endowment in the Community Foundation of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Oklahoma City University and the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund for the University’s Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature also support the institute.