Film Festival

Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement, an educational program for retirees, will host its second annual film festival, featuring "Families in Foreign Films," from March 5-8. One movie will be shown each day in 114 Centennial Hall, beginning with a film review at 9 a.m. Following the films will be discussions over lunch, which participants should bring. Cost for the festival is $3 per session or $9 for all four sessions. Registration is requested by March 1, but walk-ins are welcome.

  • The festival will open March 5 with "Everlasting Moments," a 2008 film in which a woman in early 20th-century Sweden uses photography to cope with a difficult husband, several children and economic hardship.
  • "The Makioka Sisters" is the March 6 film. In the 1983 movie, four sisters reflect social changes in 1938 Japan in their relationships with each other, their husbands and marriage customs.
  • On March 7, the 2011 film "A Separation" tells the story of a husband who refuses to emigrate with his wife and daughter from contemporary, urban Iran because he needs to care for his aging father at home.
  • Wrapping up the festival on March 8 will be, from 2010, "A Screaming Man," in which civil war impacts the relationship between a father and his young adult son in contemporary Chad.

For more information, contact J.P. Schumacher, ILR director, at 419-358-3346 or


Bluffton public relations, 1/28/13