Foreign Language Film Night Series (FFuN)

About the FFuN Film Series

The SDSU-LARC Foreign Language Film Night (FFuN) series has a little bit of film fun for everyone. We screen one foreign language film per week of the semester, sixteen films each Spring and Fall, in the various languages taught at SDSU and a few more. During this period of online learning, all films screen in Zoom. Students enrolled in a course in a film’s language are eligible to attend the live screening (even if it’s not a public one). Email creative director, Stacy Nyikos (snyikos@sdsu.edu), for the link.

This Spring 2021, we’re adding to the FFuN by screening six films synchronously for the general public in The Languages of SoCal mini-series. The film will be followed by a discussion with a San Diego university/college faculty and a neighbor about cultural aspects of the film and their immigrant experiences. The discussion will last about 30 minutes and include a Q&A open to all participants.

We’re partnering up with the San Diego Public Library System for the Languages of SoCal miniseries. They will be sharing the series with all San Diego Public library patrons. And, we are also very fortunate to be collaborating with SDSU’s local public branch library, College-Rolando. The main librarian to contact about the series is Bijan Nowroozian. News about each film with go out to patrons on a weekly basis, so if you’re a library patron, check your library’s main page and email blasts for film news.

This series is an ongoing - and growing - collaboration. If you’ve got a film suggestion, reach out! We’re always looking for new films to include in upcoming seasons. If you know of a group in the SoCal area that might enjoy the series, email the creative director, Stacy Nyikos (snyikos@sdsu.edu). She’ll be happy to share the series with them.

Upcoming Film - Wednesday, 2/24/21

Quezon's Game (Philippines 2020)

Quezon’s Game tells the story of Philippine leader, Manuel L. Quezon’s ultimately successful quest to rescue more the 1200 German Jews from Nazi ghettos in 1938. It’s a remarkable slice of history, in no small part because the Philippines was still an American colony at the time. Quezon walked a narrow line negotiating for his country’s independence, while also negotiating to rescue the German Jews. He also endured internecine conflicts and a relapse of tuberculosis. Several Americans, including Dwight D. Eisenhower, collaborated with Quezon in his efforts. Ironically, the real challenge to success wasn’t getting the refugees out of Germany but convincing the US to grant them visas to the Philippines.

We're partnering up with SDSU’s Filipino program for the film. More information on the program can be found by clicking here. If you're in a Filipino language course, or a course about the Philippines, please join us for the synchronous screening by emailing Stacy (snyikos@sdsu.edu).

Upcoming Spring 2021 FFuN Films

Event TitleDate and TimeEvent TypeLocation
Film: Quezon’s Game (Philippines 2018)2/24/21LARC FFUN Film Series
Film: 1982 (Lebanon 2020)
Live viewing and discussion
3/3/21, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Live viewing and discussion
LARC FFUN Film Series
in collaboration with the SD Public Library
Open to the public
Registration coming soon
Film: Antonio One, Two, Three (Portugal/Brazil 2019)3/10/21LARC FFUN Film Series
Film: 37 Seconds (Japan 2019)3/17/21LARC FFUN Film Series
Film: Miriam Miente (Dominican Republic 2019)
Live viewing and discussion
3/24/21, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Live viewing and discussion
LARC FFUN Film Series
in collaboration with the SD Public Library
Open to the public
Registration coming soon
Film: Bewakoofiyaan (India 2014)3/31/21LARC FFUN Film Series
Film: Love is War (Nigeria 2019)
Live viewing and discussion
4/7/21, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Live viewing and discussion
LARC FFUN Film Series
in collaboration with the SD Public Library
Open to the public
Registration coming soon
Film: The Wandering Earth (China 2019)4/13/21LARC FFUN Film Series
Film: Cuties (France 2020)4/21/21LARC FFUN Film Series
Film: Innocence (South Korea 2020)
Live viewing and discussion
4/28/21, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Live viewing and discussion
LARC FFUN Film Series
in collaboration with the SD Public Library
Open to the public
Registration coming soon
Film: The Mole Agent (Chile 2020)5/5/21LARC FFUN Film Series
Film: Attraction (Russia 2018)5/12/21LARC FFUN Film Series