Curris Center Theatre

Cinema International

Murray State University's Cinema International kicks off this semester's lineup of films with Snowpiercer, an a science fiction film putting an alternative spin on the term "post-apocalyptic." The 2013 South Korean film depicts class warfare on a train of the sole survivors of the global ice age created by a failed attempt to stop global warming. On Sounds Good today, MSU Department of English and Philosophy faculty member Andrew Black previews the upcoming season of Cinema International, with a closer look at this week's film, Snowpiercer. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The film Pariah is a coming-of-age art drama looking at the life of a young woman in New York City discovering her own identity and the conflicts that arise from race, religion, sexual orientation and adolescent anxiety. Murray State University Minority Teaching Fellow Tracie Gilbert joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the film and the unique stories it presents that tend to get overlooked, ahead of tonight's 7:30 showing at the Curris Center Theatre.

Dr. Tim Johns of Murray State's English and Philosophy Department previews the spring lineup for their Cinema International film series, which includes recent award-winning films from Belgium, South Korea, China, Israel, Norway, and more. Kid With a Bike showed last weekend (January 16-18), this week (January 23-25) is the South Korean big-budget western film The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

November 12 through 15 is International Education Week nationwide. Murray State's Institute for International Studies has an extensive schedule of lectures, demonstrations, and discussions throughout the week, culminating in the Global Alumni Distinguished Lecture Series Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Theatre. Melanie McCallon dropped by Sounds Good to highlight events (get a schedule at murraystate.edu/iew). She's the Associate Director of the Education Abroad program in the IIS.