International Film Series Schedules Two Screenings for November

An anniversary screening of “Hotel Rwanda” highlights the series slate.

WHAT:           Two movie screenings by the International Film Series

WHEN:           8 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 12) and midnight Friday (Nov. 14)

WHERE:         Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 120 W. Loop 289

WHO:             The Texas Tech University International Film Series (IFS) has scheduled two screenings for the month of November.

First on the list (Nov. 12) is the 10th anniversary showing of “Hotel Rwanda,” the Oscar-nominated film starring Don Cheadle and directed by Terry George depicting the ethical cleansing in Rwanda in 1994.

Two days later, the IFS and Flatland Film Festival will show the Japanese gangster action comedy “Why Don't You Play in Hell?” It is directed by Shion Sono.

Following the screening of “Hotel Rwanda,” Paul Bjerk, an African history professor in the Department of History, will hold a discussion on the film's approach to the conflict in Rwanda.

Tickets to each film are free but seats can be reserved by purchasing a $5 food and beverage voucher through the Alamo Drafthouse website.

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CONTACT: Robert Peaslee, coordinator, International Film Studies program, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2562 or robert.peaslee@ttu.edu.