14th Annual Spokane Falls Community College Bigfoot International Film Festival
Garland Theater - 924 W. Garland Ave.
Admission for CCS/SFCC/SCC students and employees is FREE with college ID.For more information, contact SFCC Spanish instructor Gabriel Valenzuela at 509-533-3472 or Gabriel.Valenzuela@sfcc.spokane.edu.
The Film Festival is sponsored by the Alliance, French Club, International Club, Japanese Club, and Spanish Club
April 16, 2019
Le Brio | France/Belgium | 2017
Le Brio, polished in a very Hollywood sense, is an inspirational teacher movie. A pre-law Arab girl from the projects is coached for the annual rhetoric competitions held in France’ by her racist white professor. While the film focuses on prejudices against immigrants, its emphasis is on the power of words and the art of winning an argument. With the typical French dry humor, the film does not miss the opportunity to teach the audience the importance of acceptance.
Runtime: 95 min
Language(s): French, Arabic
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Sponsor: French Club
April 23, 2019
Shoplifters | Japan | 2018
A family drama in classical Japanese style, Shoplifters is a study of family trauma and fear of poverty. The film tells the story of a group, banding together under the convenient flag of family, under the radar of the law, making the best of things from day to day by shoplifting. Warming social realism within the film explores the true meaning of family. The characters of this marginalized family, existing on the fringes of Japan, existed before the film started and will go on after it ends.
Runtime: 121 min
Sponsor: Japanese Club
April 30, 2019
The Lunchbox | India | 2013
Set in Mumbai, the romantic plot revolves around a mistaken delivery by the Dabbawalas (lunchbox service). In an age when instant messaging, email, and various social media have made communication easier and quicker, a lonely widower and an unhappy housewife exchange scribbled notes via a lunchbox. Imagine the life you live, when a short note of a few lines becomes your daily thrill. The film remains a very Indian tale in its delicacy and humor — especially in the way it sweeps its characters up in a vast social grid that includes over-crowded trains and traffic jams, industrious workers and complicated marriages.
Runtime: 104 min
Language(s): Hindi, English
Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Sponsor: International Club
May 7, 2019
Handsome Devil | Ireland | 2017
Two underclassmen roommates at an all-boys boarding school, one a social outcast and the other a star rugby player, eventually and unexpectedly bond. With a new English teacher challenging students to find their own voices, the boys’ friendship is tested by the rugby-obsessed expectations of others after one is found to be gay. Music plays a central role and audiences hear an eclectic assortment of alternative bands that are cleverly referenced throughout the film. It’s a skillfully pitched drama that combines serious themes like sexuality and emerging teenage identity with a lively comic tone.
Runtime: 95 min
Language(s): English, Latin
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Sport
Sponsor: The Alliance Club
May 14, 2019
The Motorcycle Diaries | Argentina | 2004
Riding an old 1939 battered motorcycle, Che Guevara and his friend Ernesto travel on a four month 8,000 km trip from Argentina to Peru. The film is an epic road movie with everything you’d want from such a film: laughs, kicks, adventures, pathos, poetry and natural beauty. The Motorcycle Diaries captures, with startling clarity and delicacy, Che’s youthful idealism and the gradual turning of his passion toward an unspecified form of radical commitment. Che Guevera is sadly best known today as a mysterious icon of guerilla warfare, a killer in a beret who became a Cuban revolutionist before being captured and executed by the U.S. CIA.
Runtime: 126 min
Language(s): Spanish, Quechua, Mapudungun
Genre(s): Adventure, Biography, Drama
Sponsor: Spanish Club