Spring 2021 Virtual World View Film Series Continues:

Cultures Coming Together

FREE Award-Winning Film and Special Hosted Post-Film Discussion

The Virtual World View Film Series continues! Our 2021 Spring Series “Cultures Coming Together” is presented by Global and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Missoula Public Library, this month’s featured film is The Farewell. 

In this funny, heartfelt story, Billi’s (Awkwafina) family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch–the only person that doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live. Golden Globe winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival.

We have increased access to the series by including films that can be streamed for FREE via Kanopy, which is accessible with a Missoula Public Library card at: https://missoula.kanopy.com/. Available with an MPL card! Set up an account with Kanopy, create your own password, and search for the FREE movie. Enjoy!

Film Discussion

Hosted by Missoula Public Library, Humanities Montana, and Global & Cultural Affairs

A hosted post-film discussion on Zoom will be offered on Thursday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted by the Missoula Public Library, Humanities Montana, and Global & Cultural Affairs and moderated by members of these three organizations.
We believe that when people get together, great things happen, so please join us via Zoom.

About the World View Film Series

In the fall of 2018, Global and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with The Roxy Theater inaugurated the World View Film Series, which screens four international movies (either foreign productions or with a focus on a country abroad) in the fall and four in the spring of each year. A five-person committee selects a seasonal focus and the corresponding films.

Udo Fluck hosts the evenings, every second Monday of the month, at 7 PM at The Roxy Theater, located at 718 S. Higgins Avenue. Local artist Courtney Blazon designs the official poster for each fall and spring season.

In 2020, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we pivoted and offered the World View Film Series as a virtual event, selecting and recommending films on streaming platforms. We will continue the film series in a virtual environment until it is safe to return to the Roxy Theater.

The film series provides a “Window to the World” for Missoula that is FREE and open to the public!

Past seasonal themes included:  

Fall 2018 – Cultures in Motion (Films about dance in movies)

Spring 2019 – Cultures in Harmony (Films about music in movies)

Fall 2019 – Cultures on Display (Films about art in movies)

Fall 2020 – Cultures at the Table (Films about food in movies) Accompanying Cooking Demonstration: Channa Masala with Sarj Patel

2020 series sponsors include US Bank, Rideg Law, and Lake Missoula Tea Company.

2020 film sponsors include UM Global Engagement Office, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, The International Rescue Committee, Soft Landing, and Worden’s Market and Deli.

Past series and individual film sponsors included: Lake Missoula Tea Company, US Bank, and Rideg Law. Individual films sponsored by SG Long Financial, International Rescue Committee, Soft Landing, Pink Grizzly, Montana World Trade Center, Jeanette Rankin Peace Center, and The Missoula Symphony and Chorale.

All Poster Art by Courtney Blazon.

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