Thursday, April 10, 2014

Under the Dome: The Wall Free Tonight at Sarratt

Posted By on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Vanderbilt’s “International Lens” series, the city’s safety net for foreign films, indie features and documentaries that slip past commercial cinemas, winds down its spring semester over the coming week with a pair of free screenings at Sarratt Cinema open to the public.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Vanderbilt German and film studies professor Lutz Koepnick introduces Julian Pölsler’s Die Wand (The Wall), which stars Martina Gedeck from The Lives of Others and Mostly Martha in an adaptation of Marlen Haushofer’s allegorical novel about a woman prevented from leaving a mountain area by a mysterious force.

The season closes Wednesday as Tatiana Filimonova, assistant professor of Russian, introduces 1989’s Time of the Gypsies, a manic Balkan wedding party of a movie by the boisterous Serbian auteur Emir Kusturica (Underground); it happens to be the cinema’s first largely Romani-language film.

Thanks, Sarratt — and if you’re socking away titles for the fall semester, here’s a gentle reminder (sound of cocking gun) that Nashville’s never had screenings of Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day, Roy Andersson’s Songs From the Second Floor, Claire Denis’ Bastards, Sion Sono’s Love Exposure or Jiang Wen’s Devils on the Doorstep.

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