Bienvenido! Bienvenue! All students are welcome to the 8th Annual Foreign Film Festival being held at the Carroll Arts Center on West Main Street every Friday night in February at 7:30 p.m. Because McDaniel co-sponsors the event, every student has a free admission by just showing their student ID at the door. What broke college student would turn down that opportunity?
This festival gives “all of us an opportunity to learn and experience different cultures through the art of film,” says Joyce Muller, the Associate Vice President of the Department of Communications and Marketing at McDaniel, the department in charge of sponsoring the festival. “Plus,” she continues, there is the added “convenience of seeing such outstanding film without traveling to Baltimore.”
Each Friday, a different foreign film is shown which is chosen by the Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC), a group that meets at the Arts Center.
On Feb. 25, the Center will show the exciting Swedish film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, about a journalist who is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing or dead for 40 years by a young female hacker. The film is the first installment of the renowned trilogy based on the best-selling novels by Stieg Larsson. The last two films from the Millennium Trilogy will be screened as a double feature on Sunday, Mar. 27 at 1 p.m.
Freshman Amber Slater went to the Arts Center to see the film, Volver, where a mother, after her death, returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she could not resolve during her life. Of her experience at the Arts Center, Amber remarks that “the atmosphere was great because everyone was excited to see the film.”
Freshman Hillary Deweese went to the Arts Center to see Volver as well.
“I thought it was charming, but also kind of disturbing,” says Deweese, who is also very excited to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
“I saw the book on the best-selling list,” she remarks, “so I thought the movie looked really cool.”
Because of the popularity of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Carroll Arts Center suggests students to reserve tickets ahead of time by simply stopping by the Center or by calling the Center at 410-848-7272.