BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University Libraries and the Department of English are hosting the Greenbriar International Film Festival on three Tuesdays throughout the Fall 2023 semester. All screenings will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenbriar Theatre on the second floor of the Plemmons Student Union. Admission is free and open to the general public. For a disability accommodation, visit odr.appstate.edu.
The Fall 2023 films are organized around the theme “For the Love of Movies.” The series features films about moviemaking and moviegoing, including director Satoshi Kon’s animated Millennium Actress (2001), an inventive tour through the history of Japanese cinema, and the Italian art film classic Cinema Paradiso (1988).
Below are specific dates, times, and descriptions for all three films:
Tuesday, September 19, 2023:
Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon, Japan, 2001, 87 minutes)
When a television crew arrives to interview legendary actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, the lines between reality and fiction blur into an inventive story-within-a-story that chronicles Japan’s rich cinema heritage and Chiyoko’s intensely personal love for an artist from her past.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023:
Golden Voices (Evgeny Ruman, Israeli, 2019, 88 minutes)
In Soviet Russia, married couple Raya and Victor have careers in film dubbing, until the U.S.S.R. collapses and they move to Israel to begin anew. Golden Voices is a serio-comic look at black market video culture and the challenges that older émigrés face.
Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy, 1988, 155 minutes)
In post-WWII rural Italy, young Salvatore becomes the apprentice of Alfredo, the town’s movie projectionist. But as Salvatore grows up, he discovers passions that lure him far from home, in director Tornatore’s elegy to glorious “picture palaces” and the art of putting on a show.
The films selected for the second Greenbriar International Film Festival represent a range of contemporary and classical films by established and emerging filmmakers, shown in a theater equal to the best available anywhere. This school year, join University Libraries and the Department of English for these exceptional cinematic achievements.
About University Libraries
University Libraries at Appalachian State University contributes to the campus mission of learning, teaching, advancing knowledge, engagement and effectiveness. Belk Library and Information Commons along with the Nicholas Erneston Music Library provide academic resources for all students and faculty. Within the library, students and faculty find group and quiet study spaces, the Digital Media Studio, the inspire lab, the Idea Factory, digital devices to check out, and special collections such as the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection and Instructional Materials Center. Learn more at https://library.appstate.edu.
About the Department of English
The Department of English at Appalachian State University is committed to outstanding work in the classroom, the support and mentorship of students, and a dynamic engagement with culture, history, language, theory and literature. The department offers master’s degrees in English and rhetoric and composition, as well as undergraduate degrees in literary studies, film studies, creative writing, professional writing and English education. Learn more at https://english.appstate.edu.