Archive for December, 2009

The Blue Kite opens the NCC & NFA Foreign Film Series on January 22, 2010

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The Blue Kite is a film directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang in 1993. Though banned by the Chinese government upon its completion, the film soon found a receptive international audience. The Blue Kite serves as one of the quintessential examples of China’s Fifth Generation filmmaking, and in particular reveals the impact the various political movements, including Anti-Rightist Movement and Cultural Revolution, had upon directors who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.

The film won the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and Best Film at the Hawaii International Film Festival, both in 1993.

The film will be shown with English subtitles.

Where: The Ensemble Room in the Sidney Frank Center on the campus of the Norwich Free Academy (NFA).
When: The film begins at 7:00pm
Cost: $5 suggested donation per family

Norwich Community Cinema featured in New London Day Article

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The NCC is happy to have been the topic of a recent article in the New London The Day. The article “Foreign film night courts immigrant families of NFA students” written by Claire Bessette discusses the exciting news and e vents including our upcoming Foreign Film Fridays Series at NFA.

Take a look and learn more about our group.

Amreeka – January 9th 2010

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Amreeka - January 9th, 2010

Amreeka - January 9th, 2010

Told with heartfelt humor by writer-director Cherien Dabis in her feature film debut, Amreeka is a universal journey into the lives of a family of immigrants and first-generation teenagers caught between their heritage and the new world in which they now live and the bittersweet search for a place to call home.

Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.

Join us on Saturday, January 9th, 2010 for the NCC presentation of Amreeka. Doors open at 6:30pm and the film begins at 7:00pm.