Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities
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Dear Patrons,

The 2016-2017 program is the 35th consecutive season of the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series. Having screened more than 500 titles from 70 countries, we have done our utmost to bring the best of world filmmaking to our patrons. The season program begins on September 15. The lineup of 14 internationally acclaimed films remains an outstanding entertainment bargain! As usual, we recommend that you order your season tickets as soon as possible. Our most popular show times, Thursday 7:30 pm, Friday 7:30 pm, and Saturday 5 pm, have sold out for a number of years running. We strongly encourage purchasing orders online—there is no time delay in receiving the order and ticket availability is readily apparent-alternatively, you can phone 262-595-2307. Tickets will be mailed to you along with a brochure. Orders received close to opening night will be held at the box office will call.

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See you at the movies!

UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series Committee,
Norm Cloutier (FFS Director, Professor of Economics), and
Donald Kummings (Emeritus Professor of English)


WHAT  14 international acclaimed films shown throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. 
WHEN  |  Each film is screened six times: Thursday 7:30 pm, Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 5 pm and 8 pm, Sunday 2 pm and 5 pm.
WHERE  |  Student Center Cinema
ADMISSION  By season subscription only; no individual tickets at the door. Seating is open. 
COST  |  $27 per season pass; $25 for students and senior citizens. Season passes can be purchased online or phone, 262-595-2307. 

WEATHER | Unless otherwise noted, films will be shown as scheduled.   


Apr 27-30
Ireland/UK  |  2015  |  111 min  |  John Crowley  |  IMDB

Eilis is a young Irish Catholic girl who leaves her elderly mother and sister Rose to seek a better life in America. She meets Tony, a good-natured Italian boy who adores her. Their relationship is put on hold, however, when unforeseen circumstances force Eilis to return to Ireland, where she soon finds that almost everyone in her old community is eager to find a reason to keep her there. Brooklyn is romantic, old-fashioned and nostalgic, but those comforting qualities never come in conflict with the film's honesty. 2015 British Independent Film Awards, winner: Best Actress; 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle, winner: Best Actress and Best Screenplay. English language.


The UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series does not provide ratings generated by the Motion Picture Association of America. Many foreign films have not received ratings from the MPAA, and the rating system itself may not reflect the sensibilities of our patrons.

For FFS patrons who are interested in taking children to one of our films, we recommend that they visit kids-in-mind for more information about a film's violence, sex, and profanity content. This site, however, does not include films that have not received a MPAA rating. In those cases where MPAA ratings are not available we encourage patrons to read reviews.


All films in this year's program have been linked to an external review. Patrons who would like to read alternative reviews are encouraged to visit online review search engines. Here are three online resources that we recommend:

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