Film series spotlights heroes and villains

Banner, 10 films

NAU’s International Film Series will begin the fall semester Wednesday, Sept. 17, with Nabil Ayouch’s Horses of God. Free films will be screened most Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 to Dec. 3 in the Liberal Arts building, Rm. 120.

This semester’s theme is “Heroes, Villains & Ordinary Folks,” featuring films that focus on individuals who are responding to very difficult circumstances, said series organizer Judith Costello.

“Society places labels on people, but both heroes and villains are actually just ordinary folks who respond in extraordinary ways to unusual situations,” said Costello, a lecturer in comparative cultural students. “As several of the films will demonstrate, it is not always so clear who the bad guys and good guys really are.”

View a complete film schedule for the fall semester here. Free parking is available behind Cline Library in parking lot P13 or P7 or for a fee in parking lot P7A.

The films are free and open to the public. Each will be screened in its original language with English subtitles. As films are unrated viewer discretion is advised.