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Hudson Valley to host International Film Fest
Nine films to be shown Oct. 24 - 25

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085.
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, October 23, 2003

Hudson Valley Community College will sponsor an International Film Festival featuring nine different films from Europe, the Middle East and China from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25.

All films will be shown in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre on Hudson Valley's campus. The event is free for Hudson Valley students with their college ID, and $5 per day for the general public. All films are original language with English subtitles. The schedule is:

Friday, Oct. 24

  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "Liam," UK 2000, U.S. rating of R, 91 minutes.
  • 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," Spain 1988, U.S. rating of R, 88 minutes. This film will be shown again at 6:50 p.m.
  • 2:40 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. "Amelie," France 2001, U.S. rating of R, 122 minutes.
  • 4:50 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. "Children of Heaven," Iran 1997, U.S. rating of PG, 83 minutes.
  • 8:25 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. "Cinema Paradiso," Italy 1989, U.S. rating of R, 121 minutes.

Saturday, Oct. 25

  • 11 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. "Children of Heaven."
  • 12:30 to 2:05 p.m. "The Cup," Bhutan/Australia 1999, U.S. rating of G, 94 minutes.
  • 2:15 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. "Liam"
  • 4:30 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. "The Shower," China 1999, U.S. rating of PG-13, 92 minutes.
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. "Kadosh," France/Israel 1999, No U.S. rating, 117 minutes.
  • 8:10 p.m. to 10 p.m. "Advertising Rules!" Germany 2001, U.S. rating of R, 109 minutes.

More information about this or other cultural events at Hudson Valley Community College is available online at by calling 629-4TIX.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has graduated more than 55,000 students.