Arts and Culture

International Film Series

The CF Ira Holmes International Film Series educates and inspires through films that are culturally, historically and artistically important. We hope you will join us as we explore and enjoy our world though great cinema.

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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 specified. 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.

Upcoming Screenings and Film Talks

Full Film List

Sept. 13: “Wild Men”, Denmark, 2021

Oct. 11: “The Farewell”, China/USA, 2019

Oct. 25: Appleton Museum 35th Anniversary Double Feature: “House of Dracula” and “Babette’s Feast”
The double feature will begin at noon at the Appleton Museum and 5 p.m. at the CF Ocala Campus. Special guest Patricia Tomlinson will introduce “Babette’s Feast” at 6:30 p.m. and will lead a discussion after the evening screening.

Nov. 8: “Breaking Bread”, Israel/USA, 2019

Jan. 17: “Victoria & Abdul”, United Kingdom, 2017

Jan 31: “Parasite”, South Korea, 2019

Feb. 14: Scary Movie Date Night: “Get Out”, USA, 2017
On Feb. 15 at 12:30 p.m., Dr. Gilbert Rodman will lead a “Get Out” Black History Month film talk live on Zoom.

Feb. 28: “Neptune Frost,” U.S./ Rwanda, 2022

March 21: “La Ciénaga”, Argentina, 2001


Support the Film Series by Becoming a Member

Contributions from donors help make the CF International Film Series possible. Series membership includes free entry to the Appleton Museum day of film screenings. If you would like to donate, please select Film Series from this form and become a Film Series Member now!

Membership Levels

Student: $5 (must be an active, degree-seeking student. Student number required)
Individual: $15
Dual: $25
Stars: $50
Patron: $100
Lifetime: $1,000

About the Founder

Professor Ira Holmes is the founder of the CF International Film Series and served as its director for more than 30 years. Since 1962, Professor Holmes has taught Humanities and Social Sciences courses, serving as as department chair and then division dean from 1978 to 1998. He established the first Studies Abroad course at the college and led more than 25 study tours to Europe.

Holmes’ interests are film, theater, art, travel and historic preservation and he has served on the Ocala Historic Preservation Advisory Board since its founding in 1984. And above all, Professor Holmes works at being a good father and grandad to two children (Kevin and Amanda) and three grandchildren (Ansley, Kele and Irie).

Ira Holmes