The US Embassy is showing a number of English movies for anyone interested
Posted by liceusadoveanu pe Martie 30, 2015
Showing daily at the Odeon Theatre on Eminsecu (Chişinău) US Embassy Film Festival –April 24-30 – exact schedule will be available later.
1.To Kill a Mockingbird – a novel by Harper Lee. The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape, racial inequality and the destruction of innocence. It addresses issues of class, courage, compassion, and gender roles in the American Deep South. The book is widely taught in schools in the United States with lessons that emphasize tolerance and decry prejudice.
2. Babe – based on the novel The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith. It tells the story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.
3. Remember the Titans – is an American sports drama film based on the true story of African American coach Herman Boone as he tries to introduce a racially diverse football team at the T. C. Williams High School in the Northern Virginia city of Alexandria. It explores civil topics, such as racism, discrimination and athletics.
4. Gone with the Wind – an American epic historical romance film, set in the 19th-century American South. The film tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, from her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, to her marriage to Rhett Butler. Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era, the story is told from the perspective of white Southerners.
5.My Cousin Vinny – an American comedy film about two young New Yorkers traveling through rural Alabama who are put on trial for a murder they did not commit, and the comical attempts of a cousin, Vincent Gambini, a newly minted lawyer, to defend them. Much of the humor comes from the contrasting personalities of the brash Italian-American New Yorkers, Vinny and his fiancée Mona Lisa, and the more reserved Southern townspeople.
6. Glory Road, Ray – an American drama sports film, based on a true story surrounding the events leading to the 1966 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. Don Haskins, head coach of Texas Western College, coached a team with an all-black starting lineup, a first in NCAA history. The movie explores racism, discrimination, and student athletics.
7.Fried Green Tomatoes – comedy-drama film, the story of a Depression-era friendship between two women, Ruth and Idgie, and a 1980s friendship between Evelyn, a middle-aged housewife, and Ninny, an elderly woman who knew Ruth and Idgie. The centerpiece and parallel story concerns the murder of Ruth’s abusive husband and the accusations that follow.
8.Walk the Line – an American biographical drama film based on the early life and career of country music artist Johnny Cash
9.Driving Miss Daisy – an American comedy-drama film about Miss Daisy and her driver, Hoke Colburn and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life, synagogue, friends, family, fears, and concerns over a 25-year period.
10.All the King’s Men – portrays the dramatic political rise and governorship of Willie Stark, a cynical populist in the American South during the 1930.
11. Sweet Home Alabama – an American romantic comedy film.
12.The Butler – an American historical drama film, loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.
13.Deliverance – an American dramatic thriller film about a trip into unknown and potentially dangerous wilderness—and for its notorious male rape scene.
14. Years a Slave – a period drama film of a1853 slave memoir of a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery and worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before his release.