SCC to Host Free International Film Showings in Spring 2012

January 11, 2012

The St. Charles Community College Projections International Film Series will host three film showings during the spring 2012 semester. All films are free and open to the public, and they will be shown in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building on the college campus in Cottleville.

Hosts will preface each film with an introduction on the social implications and importance of the film, with an optional discussion after the show. Films are sponsored by the SCC Student Activities Office, the Global Education Committee and the Multicultural Programming Committee.

PROJECTIONS INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES SCHEDULE: (Films rated R require that all attendees under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult upon entry.)

7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 – The Lives of Others (2006), rated R
Hosted by Knut Tarnowski, SCC adjunct professor of foreign language, The Lives of Others is a German film in English subtitles about a secret police agent who conducts surveillance on a writer and his lover and becomes increasingly absorbed by their lives. Contact Tarnowski at or 636-922-8254 for more information.

7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 – Throw Down Your Heart (2008), unrated
Hosted by Andrea Compton, SCC associate professor of business administrative systems, Throw Down Your Heart, an African film in English, follows well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument’s origins. Contact Compton at or 636-922-8321 for more information.

7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 – Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005), unrated
Hosted by Virginia Guneyli, SCC associate professor of English, this film is a journey through the music scene in modern Istanbul, Turkey. Contact Guneyli at or 636-922-8617 for more information.

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