February 24, 2014
Texas Tech University will launch the International Film Series (IFS) on Feb. 24 with a free showing of “12 Years a Slave.” The new series replaces the Global Lens Program, which brought international and independent films to the Lubbock community.
“Cinema is a global language that we hope to use as a vehicle to connect people in Lubbock and foster diversity,” said Robert Peaslee, International Film Series coordinator and assistant professor.
The screening will take place at 6 p.m. in Room 281 of the College of Media & Communication building. IFS, a cooperative, campus-wide effort to celebrate the diversity and promote intercultural understanding through the medium of cinema, will have screenings once a month through May.
“Lubbock has a growing cultural community and this series will help open the door for students to explore Lubbock in a different way,” Peaslee said.
IFS is sponsored by the Texas Tech Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, Department of Journalism and Electronic Media, and the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication.