Get to Know Your Classic Foreign Films

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(Courtesy: The Criterion Collection)

I'll admit it right up front.  Some people cringe at the mere thought of movies from other countries that make audiences read subtitles.

This presentation, enhanced with PowerPoint images and film clips and lasting a little over an hour, is designed to show you what you've been missing if you suffer from the No Foreign Films stigma.
 
Open your minds a little and you'll be introduced to magnificent filmmaking and performances in classics like "Metropolis" and "The 400 Blows" and sentimental gems such as "Cinema Paradiso."
 
Take a chance, you might just discover something wonderful like "Wings of Desire," a personal favorite.
 
For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net.

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