The Commercial Appeal
Cultural film series
On Sunday, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar, will host the launch of Global Lens 2013 series in Meeting Room C at 2 p.m. The free series begins with the showing of Iraqi film “About 111 Girls,” the telling story of a government official and the nearly insurmountable odds he faces in a combative society while carrying a message from Iran’s president.
Presented in collaboration with Indie Memphis, Global Lens 2013 offers families a chance to see other cultures through foreign films, written, directed and produced by native casts. In addition to viewing films, attendees will receive discussion guides and information about each movie.
The schedule of films in this series is:
About 111 Girls (Iraq) — Sunday, 2 p.m.
Beijing Flickers (China) — July 14, 2 p.m.
Cairo 678 (Egypt) — July 28, 2 p.m.
The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (Mexico) — Aug. 1, 6 p.m.
Modest Reception (Iran) — Aug. 5, 6 p.m.
The Parade (Serbia) — Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights (India) — Special Student Screening — Aug. 25, 2 p.m.
Student (Kazakhstan) — Aug. 26, 6 p.m.
Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights (India) — Sept. 8, 2 p.m.
Southwest (Brazil) — Sept. 15, 2 p.m.
Life Kills Me (Chile) — Nov. 24, 2 p.m.
For more information, visit globalfilm.org.