2011 Foreign Film and Music Series Continues with “Town Called Panic”

Posted on 2/8/2011 12:51:53 PM
"A Town Called Panic" poster image

The Spring 2011 Foreign Film and Music Series will continue February 13, 2011, with Belgian film A Town Called Panic. Musical guests will be Kate Duncan on vocals and Terry Barnett on guitar.

A Town Called Panic, in French with English subtitles, tells the story of three plastic toys, Cowboy, Indian, and Horse. When Cowboy and Indian plan to surprise Horse for his birthday but instead destroy his house, an adventure begins. They travel to the center of the Earth only to discover a parallel universe filled with creatures made of paper-mâché.

Sponsored and organized by the Office of International Education, the series will provide film showings every other Sunday through April 10 in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, on the IUP campus. Shows will be at 5:30 and 8:00 p.m., with live music preceding each movie screening. All films and musical performances are free and open to the community.

Remaining films in the series are as follows:

  • February 27: Tulpan, a film from Kazakhstan about Asa, a young man looking to build a life in Kazakhstan after serving with the Russian Navy.
  • March 13: Treeless Mountain, a South Korean film about six-year-old Jin and her younger brother, Bin, who are abandoned by their mother and told she will return when their piggy bank is filled with coins.
  • March 27: The Maid, a Chilean film about Raquel, a live-in maid who becomes desperate to keep her job when her employers decide to hire extra help.
  • April 10: Unmistaken Child, a Chinese and Tibetan film about a young boy believed to be the reincarnation of Geshe Lama Konchog, a venerable monk. After passing many tests, the boy is chosen to meet the Dalai Lama.