Global Lens Series

Somehow I entirely missed the Global Lens series. It opens Thursday at St. John’s with the Indonesian family comedy Of Love and Egg, and runs at various locations–including the Balboa and the Roxie–through November 15. The Global Film Initiative attempts to build understanding between cultures by presenting films from developing countries to American audiences. I’m not sure it does any good, but it does give us a chance to see a wider variety of films.

But the Initiative doesn’t just want us cinephiles to go. They want to expose teenagers to foreign films. To that end, they offer an educational program. If you’re a teacher, click here for information on lesson plans, study guides, and so on.

If you’re not, this is where you’ll find descriptions of the nine films getting screened multiple times this year. To find out where and when they’re screening, click here.