A critically acclaimed documentary by Penn State faculty member Boaz Dvir that tells the little-known story of World War II aviators who risked their lives and U.S. citizenships in 1948 to prevent what they viewed as a second Holocaust is set to be screened at India’s inaugural Library International Film Festival on Oct. 23.
The University Libraries' 2015 Football Film Festival, titled “Marching Down Field: Preserving Penn State Football Memories II,” at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 features outstanding moments in Nittany Lion football games versus U.S. military academies.
The Truth and Reconciliation film festival, hosted by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, will address historical and persistent realities of race in America. It will be held Sept.12-13 in The State Theatre and is free and open to the public.
The best films produced by students across all majors at Penn State will be screened during the Blue & White Film Festival, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the State Theatre in State College.
Penn State's Institute for the Arts and Humanities has assembled a series of 16 films about the world of work for its second annual film festival, to be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the State Theatre in downtown State College, Pa. Films will range from the coal mines of West Virginia and the textile mills of Alabama, to the wrestling rings of New Jersey and the noodle shops of Tokyo, Japan.
The eighth annual film festival at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will begin Tuesday, Oct. 12, with film events continuing throughout October. In conjunction with the start of the film festival is the opening of a juried photography exhibit presented by the Coalition for Equity that will be on display through Jan. 12, 2011. A common theme of religion ties the two events together. Both events are free, open to the public and take place in the campus' Williams Building.
'Dictators and Dollars: Latin American Films of Social Justice' is the theme for the seventh annual film festival at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in early December. The festival will feature four films, each of which pertain to a different country, yet share the common theme of political oppression. The films include: 'The Official Story,' 'Fall of Fujimoro,' 'Bread and Roses' and 'The Agronomist.'
Beginning in September and extending into November, Penn State Fayette is celebrating French culture around the world with a film festival, musical performances, an art show, and literary readings. The events, all open to the public, are designed to be a seasonlong celebration. Susan Crampton-Frenchik, coordinator of Penn State Fayette's International and Intercultural Programs Office, says, "The very broad scope of this fall's cultural series is a first for the campus. There are many opportunities for students and the community to come together to learn, have fun and share the French and Francophone experience."