Independent Films from Around the World: The Other Son

 
Event date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Valborg Theatre
Admission: 
$10 / $9

*Note: Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the door the night of the show.

Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 8pm and will last approximately 30 minutes.

As he prepares to join the Israeli army for his national service, Joseph discovers he is not his parents’ biological son, but that he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yassin, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank.

This revelation turns the lives of these two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, their values and their beliefs.

PG-13; Directed by Lorraine Levy (2012); 105 min. This film includes subtitles.

Sponsor: 
An Appalachian Summer Festival
Contact name: 
Schaefer Center Box Office
Contact email: 
boxoffice@appstate.edu
Contact telephone: 
(800) 841-ARTS or (828) 262-4046
Independent Films from Around the World

An Appalachian Summer Festival invites you to celebrate some of this year's greatest independent films from around the world. With the help of festival film advisor, Dr. John Pfeifer, each film was viewed and chosen with careful thought to bring a well-rounded film series to the festival. The film series strives to select films each year that are not readily available to most markets. A theme is chosen to create a comprehensive, educational and fun aspect to the films in hopes that attendees are given an experience they would not have received in any other place. Prior to each film, Dr. Pfeifer will host a discussion in the theatre and share behind-the-scenes information about the film.

Other dates & times

No NoMonday, July 15, 2013 : 8:00pm$10 / $9

In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

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11 Flowers 11 FlowersFriday, July 26, 2013 : 8:00pm$10 / $9

Eleven-year-old Wang Han lives with his family in a remote village in Guizhou province. Life is tough, but they make the most of what little they have. When Wang is selected to lead his school through their daily gymnastic regimen, his teacher recommends that he wear a clean, new shirt in honor of this important position – a request that forces his family to make a great sacrifice.

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La Rafle La RafleMonday, July 29, 2013 : 8:00pm$10 / $9

Based on the true events of the 1942 ‘Vélodrome d’Hiver round up’, La Rafle portrays the mass arrest of 13,000 Jews in occupied Paris by the French Police before they were deported to concentration camps in Eastern Europe. The story is seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old Jewish boy, Joseph Weismann and Protestant nurse, Annette Monod.

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