July 22, 2010
It is one thing to be a fan of foreign films from, say, Italy and France.
Those usually were included when nominations were announced for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film for a great many years.
However, Jeremy Quist, manager of the Global Lens Series — curated by the Global Film Initiative in San Francisco — pointed out that, with the turn of the century, film programs had begun to grow throughout Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
This led to the Global Lens Film Festival premiering in some markets in 2003 and 2004 — and eventually making a mark on the Texas Tech campus.
Hilary Lawson, marketing and publicity coordinator for the Global Film Initiative, said, “Texas Tech has shown (individual) films from the Global Lens series before, but this is the first time the university has shown the series in its entirety.”