Tim Johns

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This semester's Murray State University Cinema International film series includes selections from Japan, Belgium, India, Nigeria, Argentina, Italy , Germany and the United States. On Sounds Good, Austin Carter speaks with Tim Johns, Associate Professor of Humanities and Fine Arts, about the films - from what critics describe as "a visually sumptuous celebration of an unspoiled prewar Japan" to "one of the most frightening of movies, with one of the most unforgettable villains."

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University begins Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative events early with a candlelight vigil and march Sunday evening, with community breakfasts Saturday in Paducah and Monday in Murray. A series of presentations follow, including the screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom by Cinema International. MSU Multi-Cultural Affairs Director S.G. Carthell and Cinema International Coordinator Tim Johns join Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about MLK Day and diversity events this semester.

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.

Murray State’s Cinema International Program is underway with the beginning of classes this week. English and Philosophy associate professor Tim Johns joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about the first show: The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. Tim previews the season ahead including free film showings from France, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Japan, the UK and Greece. Also, they talk about perceptions of foreign films in the US and among American students in general. See the complete schedule and film descriptions, here

Murray State's Cinema International is including "Between Two Rivers" the 2012 Documentary about Cairo, IL, in this week's features with a showing tomorrow night (first showing was Thursday night). Tim Johns is Assistant Professor of English and Coordinator, Jesse Stuart Fellowship, in the Department of English and Philosophy at Murray State and is becoming active with the Cinema International organization on campus.