The College of Central Florida’s International Film Series wraps up the 2018-2019 season with “Omar” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, “Selma” on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and “Wadjda” on March 5. Shows start at 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum and at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Campus in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building 8, Room 110.
- “Omar” is about a Palestinian baker who is arrested after the death of an Israeli soldier and agrees to work as an informant. This film is in Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. It is not rated and has a total run time of 98 minutes.
- “Selma” is a true story that chronicles a three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. This film is English and is rated PG-13. It has a total run time of 125 minutes.
- “Wadjda” is the first feature film directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia, Haifaa al-Mansour, who tells the touching story of Wadjda, a 10 year old struggling with the restrictions placed on her by religion and tradition. The CF International Film Series presents this film in honor of International Women’s Day. This film is in Arabic with English subtitles. It is rated PG-13 and has a total run time of 95 minutes.
Viewings are free at CF. Series membership, which includes fall and spring screenings at the Appleton Museum of Art, is $15 for individuals, $25 for dual membership and includes a bonus film each year. For information about membership, call 352-873-5808. At the Appleton, the film is included in the cost of admission.
For a full series list and more information on the International Film Series, contact Joe Zimmerman at 352-854-2322, ext. 1233, or visit www.CF.edu/filmseries.