Global Lens is an annual, touring film series launched in 2003 by the Global Film Initiative to support the distribution of exceptional cinematic works from around the world. The Parkland Art Gallery and Office of Institutional Advancement sponsor the 2013 series. To learn more, visit www.globalfilm.org. Please note our location with theater-style seating and updated audio-visual equipment!
All films and popcorn are FREE! All shows begin at 6:30pm
Location: Parkland College, room C118
Thursday, October 10
THE PARADE (Parada)
Dir. Srdjan Dragojević
115 minutes, Serbia, in Serbo-Croatian, with subtitles in English
A group of gay activists in Belgrade strikes a tense alliance with Limun, a Serbian crime boss, whose fiancée demands an extravagant wedding that only struggling gay theater director Mirko and his friends can provide. In exchange, macho Limun reluctantly agrees to provide security for the group’s Pride parade. It’s a tall order: previous attempts to march met with mass violence from right-wing skinheads. When Limun’s gang balks at the assignment, he recruits a band of former Balkan war combatants, now dear friends, who will stand up to the aggressors Seven Samurai style, in this rollickingly shrewd and humane comedic take on a vital human rights issue.
Check our website for updates about additional programming, panel discussions and events relating to individual films: www.parkland.edu/gallery or call 217/351-2485. Co-sponsored by Parkland Art Gallery and International Student Services. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.