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Global Film Thursday …The Gods Must be Crazy

Join us Thursday night at 7PM in Gibble for our final Global Feel Good film of the 2014-2015 series

Join us Thursday night at 7PM in Gibble for our final Global Feel Good film of the 2014-2015 series

Nearly every scene in The Gods Must Be Crazy is funny and evokes instant laughter and where it doesn’t, Xi livens it up with his innocent smile and candour.

Kalahari bushman Xi (played by genuine bushman N!xau) is as surprised as the rest of his tribe when a Coke bottle, thrown from a passing plane, lands in the middle of their village. This “gift from the gods” proves to be a mixed blessing when the tribesmen fight over it and eventually use it for a weapon. To keep peace in the village, Xi is assigned to take the bottle to “the end of the earth” (actually a lush valley) and throw it back to the gods. Meanwhile, back in urbanized South Africa, Kate Thompson (Sandra Prinsloo) leaves her office job in the city to take a job teaching Kalahari children; once in the wilderness, she finds herself constantly bumping into clumsy microbiologist Andrew Steyn (Marius Weyers). And meanwhile, maniacal Sam Boga (Louw Verwey) is leading a military coup against the government. How do all these various and wildly divergent characters fit together? You’ll have to see The Gods Must be Crazy yourself–if you haven’t seen it already. This Botswanian comedy/melodrama was directed by Jamie Uys, who had helmed dozens of films before Gods and would make many more afterwards. Originally slated for limited domestic distribution in 1982, Gods Must Be Crazy was picked up for American consumption by 20th Century-Fox in 1984. Within a few weeks, “word of mouth” transformed Gods into the biggest foreign box office hit ever released in the U.S. 

The film will screen at 7PM in Gibble – please join us to find out how Xi gets that bottle back to the Gods.

This film is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Office of International Student Services and the High Library.

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Priscilla @Etown

1994 doesn't get any better than Priscilla

1994 doesn’t get any better than Priscilla

What does The Matrix, ABBA, 1994 and Australia all have in common? Priscilla Queen of the Desert is driving into Etown this week for the Global Film Festival.

driving into Gibble at 7PM on Thursday

driving into Gibble at 7PM on Thursday

Priscilla is the 1994 feel good movie that delighted international audiences with cheeky over-the-top humor, panache, pathos, winning performances, and fun soundtracks. Priscilla heavily features the music of ABBA (Australia has long had a particular love-affair with the Scandinavian quartet) and stars Hugo Weaving (of Matrix fame), Terence Stamp (of Wall Street, Superman II ) and Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential) as three drag queens cut from the cloth of everyday and who take on the road trip of their lives. What we see though through their travels is that sexuality is not a cut-and-dried affair. Underneath it all, we see that these people aren’t much different from those we meet in our daily lives. As one reviewer noted, “A screening of ‘Priscilla’ would do more good than a hundred lectures to high school kids on the acceptance of diversity.

Hope you come and enjoy a great night and a promise that you will leave feeling great!

Movie screens at 7PM in Gibble … and please tell … or better yet… BRING a friend!

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A night out at the movies… Global Film Thursday!

Come see the Global Feel Good Film "Amelie" Thursday at 7PM in GIbble ...FREE POPCORN

Come see the Global Feel Good Film “Amelie” Thursday at 7PM in GIbble …FREE POPCORN

Need a little down time during studies? The next Global Feel Good Film is Thursday at 7PM in Gibble – “Amelie” is the enchanting story of the French waitress determined to make the lives of others better even while having to deal with her own isolation. You will leave feel wonderful. Plus, FREE POPCORN

 


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Global Film Festival Thursday at 7PM

The Story of the Weeping Camel on January 15 at 7PM in GIbble auditorium

The Story of the Weeping Camel on January 15 at 7PM in GIbble auditorium

Do Camels cry? Find out. Join us this Thursday evening January 15 at 7PM in Gibble auditorium. Located in Esbenshade Hall on the campus of Elizabethtown College, the screening is free and open to the public. The Story of the Weeping Camel is a wonderful tale of family, loyalty, compassion and laughter set in the vastness of the Gobi desert. The Global Film Festival is a joint project between the Office of International Student Services and the High Library. Bringing international film to our community. For additional information on where to find Esbenshade Hall and parking on campus, visit the following link for our college map.


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Bringing the world of film to Etown

The Story of the Weeping Camel on January 15 at 7PM in GIbble auditorium

The Story of the Weeping Camel on January 15 at 7PM in GIbble auditorium

Great films inspire. Inspire great deeds, emotions, thoughts and ideas. The High Library and the Office of International Student Services partners each year to bring to campus the Global Film Festival . Celebrating the world through film. This year our theme is “Feel Good Movies”. All of our screenings are free and open to the public. January 15 we will show The Story of the Weeping Camel. A heart warming story from the Gobi desert of a family and the  rare white bactrian camel, rejected by its mother, that they try to save.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact the High Library.