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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com). She’ll be happy to share the series with them.
Upcoming Film - Wednesday, 5/12/21, 7:00- 9:00pm PST
Attraction (Russia 2018)
Synopsis: Russian military chiefs intercept a massive UFO in the thick of a dazzling meteor shower, shooting it down as it appears to menace Moscow. The craft plummets to earth in the Chertanovo residential area south of the city center, smashing through high-rise apartment blocks before flattening an entire neighborhood. A little bit of everything ensues - politicians bent on destroying the aliens, an alien-human romance, plundering, misunderstandings, destruction, and redemption. It’s been a hit in Russian and was much-awaited this side of the ocean, so join us and satisfy that never-ending urge to explore life beyond the boundaries home.
The link for the zoom room is: https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/2563902496