37th Annual Film Series: The Power of Place

The 37thAnnual Harbour Winn Film Institute at Oklahoma City University

Join us for a series of films on the theme “The Power of Place.”
Place is more than just setting. Place can be nostalgic or haunting. It may be mythic or menacing. It can be as specific as a room in a house or amorphous as an entire watery landscape. Place informs our personal identities, familial, and national identities. People connect to place, or feel displaced; fight for a place, or flee it. Join us as we explore various facets of place and its power through a variety of international films.

Please note our new screenings schedule: most 1st Wednesday evenings and 3rd Sunday afternoons during the academic year, holiday break excepted.

All screenings take place in Kerr-McGee Auditorium, Meinders School of Business, NW 27th& N. McKinley, unless otherwise noted.

All screenings are free and open to the public–invite a friend!


Wed., Aug. 15   1:00 PM Nat’l Cowboy Museum   AND
Wed., Sept. 5   7:30 PM @ OKCU Meinders Auditorium
The Last Picture Show (1971), Dir. Peter Bogdanovich, USA

Sun., Sept. 16   2:00 PM
The Insult (2017), Dir. Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon

Wed., Oct. 3     7:30 PM
Last Men in Aleppo (2017), Dir. Feras Fayyad, Syria

Sun., Oct. 21     2:00 PM   (creepy Halloween fun!)
El espinazo del diablo/The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Dir. Guillermo del Toro, Spain

Wed., Nov. 7    7:30 PM
Under Sandet/Land of Mine (2015), Dir. Martin Zandvliet, Denmark

Sun., Nov. 18    2:00 PM
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), Dir. Taika Waititi, New Zealand

Sat., Dec. 1       (special screening in conjunction with the Bass School of Music, time TBD)
This May Be The Last Time (2014), Dir. Sterlin Harjo, Oklahoma USA

Sun., Jan. 20    2:00 PM
Maborosi (1995), Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan

Wed., Feb. 6     7:30 PM
Persepolis (2007), Dir. Vincent Paronnaudand Marjane Satrapi, Iran/France

Sun., Feb. 17    2:00 PM
A River Called Titas (1973), Dir. Ritwik Ghatak, Bangladesh

Wed., March 6 7:30 PM
Faces Places (2017), Dir. Agnès Varda and J.R., France

Sun., March 17 2:00 PM
In America (2002), Dir. James Sheridan, Ireland

Sun., March 31  2:00 PM    (“Picturing Poetry,” in conjunction with the annual Thatcher Hoffman Smith Poet Series)
Il Postino/ The Postman (1994), Dir. Michael Radford and Massimo Troisi, Italy