Free International Film Series at NSCC

movieNorth Shore Community College’s (NSCC) Council on International Education (CIE) is presenting a free, Friday night International Film Series in April and May. NSCC invites the public to view and discuss the films. Film contents may not be suitable for children. All films will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in room LE203 on the Lynn Campus, 300 Broad Street. For more information, call 781-593-6722, x6694.

Friday, April 10, 6:30pm, LE203 – Ballad of a Soldier
During World War II, a 19 year-old Russian soldier, Alyosha, wins a 10-day leave and tries to make it home. Along the way, he meets several civilians; his presence is like a wartime tonic for them, uplifting their lives. This award-winning film was the first Russian film to score an American success during the Cold War era.

Friday, April 17, 6:30pm, LE203 – Departures
When the orchestra of a talented cellist, Daigo Kobayashi, is disbanded, he accepts a job as a “Nokanashi,” one who prepares the dead for burial, in order to provide for himself and his young wife. As he takes on his new role as gate keeper between life and death, Daigo gradually develops a greater appreciation for life.

Friday, April 24, 6:30pm, LE203 – Out of Africa
Denmark native Baroness Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) enters into a marriage of convenience with a womanizing baron. But when she follows him to Kenya to oversee their coffee plantation, she falls in love with a free-spirited hunter (Robert Redford) who can’t be tied down. Director Sydney Pollack’s lush period drama earned seven Academy Awards, including statues for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Friday, May 1, 6:30pm, LE203 – Elemental
Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time. Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view. Sponsored by the Multicultural Society and the Muslim Students Association. For more information, contact Yusef at

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