Our ever-popular International Film Festival returns starting Monday, July 6. Each film will be screened at 2 and 7 p.m. on Mondays through July and August. The festival has been going since 1987 (with a few breaks for construction and the like). Because we want our festival to be international in scope, we show motion pictures from a variety of countries and cultures, including those that reflect a filmmaking tradition that may be very different from our own. We attempt to offer a variety of genres, from comedy to film noir, and everything in between. We are limited by a number of factors, including availability, format, and running time (films must be two hours or less in length).
We are not able to preview all the films that we show. We must, therefore, rely on reviews from standard, respected sources, along with the recommendations of film distributors. We welcome your feedback and find it interesting to hear comments after the showings, with some viewers not enjoying the film and others loving it!
For a description of each film, please see our online calendar or the International Film Festival flyer available in the Library.
This series is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of White Plains Public Library.
Monday, July 6 – Italian for Beginners (Denmark)
Monday, July 13 – Mountain Patrol: Kekexili (China)
Monday, July 20 – The Deep (Iceland)
Monday, July 27 – Pulling Strings (Mexico)
Monday, August 3 – The Son's Room (Italy)
Monday, August 10 – Ushpizin (Israel)
Monday, August 17 – With a Friend Like Harry…. (France)
Monday, August 24 – The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (Japan)