International film weekend set in Carson

An International Film Weekend event is planned at Carson City’s First Untied Methodist Church Feb. 27 through March 1, according to organizers.

Linda Bellegray, one of those involved, said the hope is it will attract people this year and grow into something larger in years to come.

“We’re starting with just three days,” she said when she told the city’s Board of Supervisors about the event recently. “Our (commercial) theaters in the area don’t screen these films for us.”

The idea is to celebrate cultural diversity and prompt discussions after audiences view the films, Bellegray said. She said if a family views such a film at home, often there is no family discussion of it afterwards.

The films, which will be shown without an admission charge in the church at 412 W. Musser St. beginning at 7 p.m. each evening, are “Captain Abu Raed,” Feb. 27; “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands,” Feb. 28; and “The Lives of Others,” March 1.

Bellegray and a poster on the event said the first film is a Sundance Film Festival winner and is from Jordan. The second night’s film is Brazilian and earned a Golden Globe nomination. The final night’s movie is German and was named Best Foreign Film of 2006. The poster indicated viewers must be 18 or older. It also said after the 7 p.m. film ends, refreshments will be available during the discussion period.


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