The College of Central Florida’s Ira Holmes International Film Series is excited to be offering its first full, in-person season since 2019. Themes of humor and perseverance will take center stage in this year’s 11 films selected from around the globe.
All films will be shown Tuesdays at 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, and at 7 p.m. at the College of Central Florida, 3001 S.W. College Road, Building 8, Room 110, unless otherwise noted. Films at the Ocala Campus are free and open to the public. Films at the Appleton are free to all museum and film series members; nonmembers pay museum admission. Films may contain mature content.
About the Film
“The Farewell” (PG, China/USA, 2019, 100 min.)
After her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer, a Chinese-American woman returns to China for a family gathering secretly designed to say goodbye to the matriarch, who is unaware of her own diagnosis. The heroine finds joy in rediscovering the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep binding even when so much goes unspoken. Watch trailer here.
For a full series list and more information on the Ira Holmes International Film Series, contact Wendy Adams at 352-873-5800, ext. 1546, or visit www.CF.edu/filmseries.