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August 24, 2007

Independent, international film series comes to CW's Kimball Theatre

Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theatre, the College of William and Mary’s Films Studies Program and Swem Library are hosting the “Film Movement: 2007 Independent and International Film Series” in September and October.

All showings will be held at 7 p.m. in the screening room. Each movie is followed by a short film. The lineup includes:

  • The Island, Sept. 13. Somewhere in northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives a very unusual man. His fellow monks are confused by his bizarre conduct. Those who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and predict the future. However, he considers himself unworthy because of a sin he committed in his youth. Directed by Pavel Lounguine. Russian with subtitles. Not rated. Short film: Brother by Adam Elliot.
  • Madeinusa, Sept. 26. “Madeinusa” is about a sweet-faced, 14-year-old girl who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountains of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor. From 3 p.m. on Good Friday (the time of day when Christ died on the cross) to Easter Sunday, the villagers can do whatever they choose. During this time sin does not exist; God is dead and can’t see what is happening. Everything changes with the arrival of Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, who will unknowingly change the girl’s destiny. Directed by Claudia Llosa. Spanish with subtitles. Not rated. Short film: Fallen Art by Tomek Baginski.
  • The Bothersome Man, Oct. 10. Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He finds himself with a job, an apartment, even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. He makes an attempt to escape the city, but discovers there’s no way out. Directed by Jens Lien. Norwegian with subtitles. Not rated. Short film: True Story by Stephanie Via.
  • Mother of Mine, Oct. 31. During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. “Mother of Mine,” the latest film from award-winning Klaus Haro (“Elina”), tackles that painful patch of history in the tale of 9-year-old Eero, a child who feels increasingly abandoned by his biological Finnish mother and not yet attached to his Swedish surrogate mother. When he returns to Finland, his confusion intensifies. Finnish and Swedish with subtitles. Not rated. Short film: Uncle by Adam Elliot.

    Movie admission for the film festival is $3 for adults and $1 for William and Mary students, staff and faculty (William and Mary ID required). For more information, contact the Kimball Theatre Box office at (757) 565-8588 or visit

    The Kimball Theatre, located in downtown Williamsburg’s Merchants Square, is owned and operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the not-for-profit educational institution that operates the restored 18th-century capital of Virginia. The Kimball Theatre box office is open 1-9:15 p.m.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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