First film Oct. 26, 6-9 pm; public invited at no charge
SPRINGFIELD – Lincoln Land Community College’s Arts and Humanities department invites the public to a free film and discussion series this fall entitled, “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film.” The first film showing will be Oct. 26.
The film series will be held on select Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, hosted by Ashley Green, Ph.D., professor of English and Joseph Hoff, Ph.D., professor of Spanish.
The Trutter Museum will also be open until 6 p.m. on those evenings and will have a display of cultural items from the country highlighted in the film.
The films included in the series are:
Oct. 26: “Diarios de Motocicleta” (Motorcycle Diaries) (2004) This film, based on the diaries of Ernesto Guevara, documents his and a friend’s journey by motorcycle around the continent of South America. What starts as something of a lark becomes a journey of self-discovery in which Guevara begins the transition to the man who will change the history of Latin America. Speaker and facilitator is Dr. Hoff.
Nov. 16: “Monkey King II” (2016) This fantasy is based on the Chinese classic “Journey to the West” by Wu Cheng’en. After 500 years of imprisonment, monkey king Sun Wukong (Aaron Kwok) is rescued by a young Buddhist monk Tang Sanzang (Feng Shaofeng). But the unlikely encounter has a purpose, for Sun Wukong must accompany and protect Tang Sanzang as he sets out on a journey to the Thunder Monastery in India to collect Buddha’s scriptures. On their travels, they encounter Zhu Bajie (Xiaoshenyang), a lustful pig demon and Sha Wujing (Him Law), a djinn-like monk. Monkey King II is a magical allegory based on Confuscian and Buddhist principles. Speaker and facilitator is Dr. Green.
Dec. 7: “Romero!” (1989) This bio-pic documents the transition of Oscar Romero from a bookish, disengaged Catholic priest to the Archbishop of El Salvador against the backdrop of the major contours of 20th century Latin American history. Speaker and facilitator is Dr. Hoff.