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European Movie Night: Phantomschmerz (Phantom Pain) - Germany, 2009
showing Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:00:00 CDT
Marc (Til Schweiger) is a passionate cyclist and urban slacker whose life changes in an instant when he loses his left leg in a hit-and-run accident. Barely out of the hospital, Marc numbs his pain by rushing back into his old selfish life. But when he falls in love with Nika (Jana Pallaske), he finds the strength to turn his life around.In German with English subtitles. Movie is free and open to the public.
German Film Series: Title TBA
showing Tue, 06 May 2014 19:00:00 CDT
Modern Greek Studies Documentary Screening: Twice a Stranger
showing Thu, 08 May 2014 18:00:00 CDT
The 20th century is often called the century of expulsions. From the collapse and break up of multi-ethnic European empires after World War I, to the creation of independent post-colonial states in the second half of the century, and finally, the demise of communist states in the last decade of the century, nation building has been a violent process. Millions of people around the globe have been forced to leave their homelands, many of them never to return again. The human cost of refugee displacement is reflected in the testimonies of those who lived to tell the tale. These stories - whether from Greece, Turkey, Germany, Poland, India, Pakistan or Cyprus - reveal a common human experience of lost homelands and communities ripped apart: the experience of being “Twice a Stranger."‘Twice a Stranger’ is a cross media project about the greatest forced migrations of the 20thcentury, when millions of people were uprooted and moved to new homelands. Based on oral video testimonies, rare film archives and photos this project brings visitors face-to-face with the survivors of these traumatic events. From the Greek-Turkish exchange in 1922-24, ‘Twice a Stranger’ travels to the German-Polish forced migration at the end of WW II, to the Partition of India, and to the Cyprus crisis' in the 1960's and 70's. ‘Twice a Stranger’ is distributed online and via a multi-media exhibition, hosted at the Benaki Museum in Athens, the Leventis Municipal Museum in Nicosia and the Istanbul Bilgi University.The documentary is subtitled in English. Free pizza and beverages will be provided.
Eurochannel Short Films Tour: The European Woman
showing Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:00:00 CDT
The Eurochannel Short Films Tour is back for its fifth edition, with a special programming theme: European women with ... And God Created European Woman. Read more about the series.Seven short films:Date Inc. - France, 2010 [5 minutes] Emotional Police (Emocine Polcija) - Lithuania, 2010 [13 minutes] Dancing With Travolta - Belgium, 2010 [19 minutes] Umbrella - Croatia, 2010 [17 minutes] Stanka Goes Home - Bulgaria, 2010 [35 minutes] Suzie - Hungary, 2012 [8 minutes] The Perfect Man (El Hombre Ideal) - Andorra, 2011 [14 minutes] Sponsored by Eurochannel. About Eurochannel: Eurochannel presents only top of the line European programming: From traditional films to the hottest new cinema; from sweeping, epic serials to heart-pounding mini-series; from specials on historical art to the very latest in modern rock, pop and easy listening music, Eurochannel has something for everybody. Eurochannel is more than just shows: also revealing the best, most secret parts of European culture with our travel specials, and giving an all-access coverage of Europe's most important film festivals. This event is free and open to the public.

Previous Movies (listed alphabetically)

The date and time listed under each title refers to the date and time the film was shown in the EUC Movie Night series.

Adam's Apples
Sep 24, 2008 - 7:00 pm

Country: Denmark, 2005
Languages: Danish
Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Running time: 94 mins

Description: A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

The Boss of it All
Oct 15, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Country: Denmark, 2006
Languages: Danish, Icelandic
Director: Lars von Trier
Running time: 99 mins

Description: An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.

Coco Before Chanel
Mar 31, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Country: France, 2009
Languages: French and English
Director: Anne Fontaine
Running time: 105 mins

Description: The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Feb 18, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Country: Greece, 2007
Languages: Albanian, German, Greek, English, and French
Director: Angeliki Antoniou
Running time: 104 mins

Description: Based upon true events Eduart, a young man raised in a cruel and oppressive family environment, leaves Albania with the dream of becoming a rock star and living a better life. His reckless character and the passions of his youth lead him to commit a murder in Athens. Chased by everyone, even by his own self, he is imprisoned under the harshest conditions. Eduart, with the help of a German doctor, learns to feel sympathy for others and guilt for his crime. His deep remorse will lead him from darkness to light. Like the Dostoevskian hero Raskolnikov, Eduart passes from crime to punishment, by daring to admit his guilt.

The Edukators
Nov 30, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Country: Germany, 2004
Languages: German
Director: Hans Weingartner
Running time: 127 mins

Description: Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

First Time Godfather
Apr 15, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Country: Greece, 2007
Languages: Greek and English with English subtitles
Director: Olga Malea
Running time: 96 mins

Description: Raised in America, 11 year-old Alex travels to Crete to step in for his politician father at a local christening. His foreign looks, his difficulty with the Greek language, the Cretan's particularities and the tests he’s forced to endure to be accepted as the worthy son of the leader culminate in a comedy with political wrangling, existential distresses and tragicomic situations. Alex’s first initiation in the art and tricks of politics will mark him for the rest of his life.

Kebab Connection
Apr 24, 2008 - 6:00 pm

Country: German, 2005
Languages: German
Director: Anno Saul
Running time: 95 mins

Description: In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring actress and Ibo's German girlfriend, finds she's pregnant. Ibo is uncertain about fatherhood - compounded by his father's disowning him for getting a German girl pregnant - so Titzie sends him packing. He makes attempts at getting it right, but as the birth approaches, he's still not ready. In the background are three thugs in search of good tripe soup and a Capulet-Montegue feud between the kebab joint and a Greek taverna across the street.

The Last Homecoming
Jan 28, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Country: Cyprus, 2008
Languages: Greek
Director: Korinna Avraamidou
Running time: 85 mins

Description: A love story set amid the unstable political landscape of 1974 Cyprus. A world of beauty and innocence will be threatened, while loss and betrayal will change things forever. A menage a trois with two brothers falling for the same woman, a prophetic staging of Euripides' "Trojan Women" at the seaside town, a passionate nationalist who is driven to the extreme: a small community living its personal stories, dreams, hidden and compelling desires, set at the backdrop of the political turbulence of that summer.

The Lives of Others
Nov 11, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Country: Germany, 2006
Languages: German
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Running time: 137 mins

Description: In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Mar 30, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Country: Lithuania, 2008
Languages: Lithuanian with English
Director: Maris Marthinsons
Running time: 96 mins

Description: Mentally ill young woman Valda convinces herself that a boy growing up in an orphanage is her child. Following the footsteps of a thousands Lithuanians, she immigrates to Ireland to earn money to save him. "Loss" portrays beauty and tragedy in the human heart.

Made in Europe
Mar 11, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Country: Turkey, 2007
Languages: Turkish, Spanish, French, and German
Director: Inan Temelkuran
Running time: 98 mins

Description: Stories of Turkish people living in three European cities Madrid, Paris, and Berlin. Most are illegal immigrants, and while seeking for permits or living in hide outs they go through life dealing with humiliation, insecurities, betrayals, self-pity.

Sep 14, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Country: Ireland, 2004
Languages: English
Director: Danny Boyle
Running time: 98 mins

Description: Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.

Mondays in the Sun
Nov 2, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Country: Spain, 2002
Languages: Spanish
Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Running time: 113 mins

Description: This is the story of those who live in a constant Sunday, those who spend mondays under the Sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but now are unemployed.

The Reader
Feb 17, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Country: United States, 2008
Languages: English, German, Greek, and Latin
Director: Stephen Daldry
Running time: 124 mins

Description: Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

The Spanish Apartment
Jul 10, 2008 - 9:00 pm

Country: France, 2002
Languages: French, Spanish, English, Catalan, Danish, German, and Italian with English subtitles
Director: Cédric Klapisch
Running time: 122 mins

Description: A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.

Up and Down
Sep 17, 2010 - 7:00 pm

Country: Czech Republic, 2004
Languages: Czech, English, German, and Russian
Director: Jan Hrebejk
Running time: 108 mins

Description: The discovery of an abandoned child by two smugglers kicks into a gear a series of tragic, comic events.

We Can Do That
Apr 20, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Country: Italy, 2008
Languages: Italian with English subtitles
Director: Giulio Manfredonia
Running time: 111 mins

Description: Nello is an out of work former trade unionist who has been sent to run a cooperative of mental patients released from Italy's psychiatric hospitals following the Basaglia Law. Shocked by their over medicated ways of life, Nello seeks to find a more beneficial life for them. Two of the clients Gigio (Andrea Bosca) and Luca (Giovanni Calcagno) show an unusual ability for installing parquet flooring. This leads to the rest of the former patients forming a flooring company with Nello coordinator the operation.

When We Leave
Feb 23, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Country: Germany, 2010
Languages: German and Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Feo Aladag
Running time: 119 mins

Description: Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.

You, the Living
Jan 26, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Country: Sweden, 2007
Languages: Swedish with English subtitles
Director: Roy Anderesson
Running time: 95 mins

Description: You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.