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MTSU International Film Series starts at home this semester

wes anderson double feature webA critically acclaimed American film will kick off the spring 2013 semester’s International Film Series at MTSU.

Director Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom,” recipient of the American Film Institute’s 2012 Film of the Year Award, will be shown as the second half of a double feature with another Anderson movie, “The Royal Tenenbaums.”

The twin screening will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Student Union Building Theater.

The movie was nominated for the 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy and is nominated for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Chico & Rita posterSet on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, “Moonrise Kingdom” tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness.

As the authorities try to track them, a violent storm brews offshore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down.

In addition to the juvenile actors Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, “Moonrise Kingdom” stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman.

Where Do We Go posterOther films in the series include “Chico & Rita,” a 2010 animated film from the United Kingdom and Spain, which is slated for Saturday, March 23, and “Where Do We Go  Now?,” a 2011 movie from Lebanon, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 20. These films will begin at 7 p.m.

The International Film Series is sponsored by MTSU International Affairs and MT Student Programming.

All films are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at 615-898-8190 or MT Student Programming at 615-898-2551, or visit www.mtsu.edu/events/intlfilms.php.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)

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