Global Lens 2008

Global Lens 2008

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
March 3 - May 14
5:00pm & 7:30pm Nightly
The Global Film Initiave presents GLOBAL LENS 2008

The Global Lens Film Series is an annual, touring film program of ten narrative feature films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Each film is selected for its authentic voice, strong cinematics and unique cultural perspective. The Starz FilmCenter is proud to present this years selections. Rate each film after the screening and, May 12 - 14, we will replay the audience favorite.

Films and Events in Program...

  • Global Lens 2008: All For Free

    Global Lens 2008: All For Free

    Croatia , 2006 , 94 min.
    Director: Antonio Nuic Mon, March 3 - Wed, March 5 After his friends are killed in a bizarre, bar room argument, Goran devises an unusual plan to deal with the loss: he will sell his house, buy a mobile tavern and travel from town to town, giving away free drinks to everyone he meets. But for everyone except Goran... more
  • Global Lens 2008: The Bet Collector

    Global Lens 2008: The Bet Collector

    Philippines , 2006 , 98 min.
    Director: Jeffrey Jeturian Mon, March 10 - Wed, March 12 Amy, the family matriarch, makes ends meet by running a small convenience store out of her home. But in a struggling economy customers are scarce, and without the help of her husband or pregnant daughter, she is forced to supplement the family income by collecti... more
  • Global Lens 2008: Bunny Chow

    Global Lens 2008: Bunny Chow

    South Africa , 2006 , 95 min.
    Director: John Barker Mon, March 17 - Wed, March 19 In director John Barker's debut feature, up-and-coming comedians Kags, Joey and Dave make clear that life in the ‘new’ Johannesburg is not just about hardship and townships. It's also about finding humor in relationships, hanging out with friends and celebrating... more
  • Global Lens 2008: The Custodian

    Global Lens 2008: The Custodian

    Argentina , 2006 , 93 min.
    Director: Rodrigo Moreno Mon, March 24 - Wed, March 26 As a bodyguard for a high profile politician, Ruben is reduced to a mere shadow of a man: every action in his life is regulated by a series of mundane routines, and everywhere his boss goes he must follow, watching but never speaking. Resigned to his invisibilit... more
  • Global Lens 2008: The Fish Fall In Love

    Global Lens 2008: The Fish Fall In Love

    Iran , 2006 , 96 min.
    Director: Ali Raffi Mon, March 31 - Wed, April 2 Atieh's singular passion is food, and her small but popular restaurant on the sleepy Caspian coast is her pride and joy. But when Aziz, a former lover, appears after a twenty-year absence with the intention of closing the restaurant, Atieh prepares his favorite d... more
  • Global Lens 2008: Kept And Dreamless

    Global Lens 2008: Kept And Dreamless

    Argentina , 2005 , 94 min.
    Director: Martin Desalvo , Vera Fogwill Mon, April 7 - Wed, April 9 During Argentina's economic crisis of the '90s, nine year-old Eugenia and her mother, Florencia, live a seemingly colorful life surrounded by eclectic neighbors and an offbeat collection of family. But for Eugenia, who must deal with her mother's dysfunctional and... more
  • Global Lens 2008: The Kite

    Global Lens 2008: The Kite

    Lebanon , 2003 , 80 min.
    Director: Randa Chahal Sabbag Mon, April 14 - Wed, April 16 In director Randa Chahal Sabbag's ‘fairytale for troubled times,’ sixteen-year old Lamia must cross a border checkpoint between Lebanon and Israel to marry a man she has never met. But on her wedding day, neither she nor her betrothed are eager to consummate a m... more
  • Global Lens 2008: Let The Wind Blow

    Global Lens 2008: Let The Wind Blow

    India , 2004 , 93 min.
    Director: Partho Sen-Gupta Mon, April 21 - Wed, April 23 At the height of nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan, Arjun and his best friend, Chabia, weigh their options for the future against the reality of life on the streets of Mumbai. Enticed by the promise of wealth and opportunity in the Persian Gulf, Chabia... more
  • Global Lens 2008: Luxury Car

    Global Lens 2008: Luxury Car

    China , 2006 , 88 min.
    Director: Wang Chao Mon, April 28 - Wed, April 30 In this emotionally taut narrative, Li Qi Ming travels from his small village to the city of Wuhan, determined to fulfill his wife's last wish of seeing her son. But instead of finding his son, he discovers his daughter working as a karaoke bar escort, forcing h... more
  • Global Lens 2008: Opera Jawa

    Global Lens 2008: Opera Jawa

    Indonesia , 2006 , 120 min.
    Director: Garin Nugroho Mon, May 5 - Wed, May 7 Setyo and Siti live a peaceful life as husband and wife, selling earthenware in their village. But when Setyo is called away on business, a flirtatious butcher, Ludiro, takes advantage of Siti's loneliness to seduce her. Tempted by song and dance, Siti initially refus... more
  • GLOBAL LENS:  AUDIENCE FAVORITE - The Fish Fall In Love

    GLOBAL LENS: AUDIENCE FAVORITE - The Fish Fall In Love

    Iran , 2006 , 96 min.
    Director: Ali Raffi Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the last ten weeks of the Global Lens 2008 series. Your vote counted and now we present the Audience Favorite! Mon, May 12 - Wed, May 14 - FREE! Atieh's singular passion is food, and her small but popular restaurant on the sleepy Caspian coast is her ... more
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