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Monteaboro Recital Hall and Smith Theatre, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center
November 12-16, 2012
All Films Are Free To The Public

Jiro Dreams of Sushi - (2011) Japan
Monday November 12, 12:30p.m. and 7:00p.m.
Monteabaro Recital Hall
An 85-year old sushi master and owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, continues his quest to perfect the art of sushi while his elder son, Yoshikazu, struggles to live up to the legacy of his father. In Japanese with English subtitles. 81 minutes.
HCC Diversity # 8704 (12:30 pm) and #8705 (7 pm)

My Name Is Khan - (2010) India
Tuesday November 13, 12:30p.m. and 7:00p.m.
Monteabaro Recital Hall
An Indian Muslim man with Asperger's syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the President seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey. In Hindi with English subtitles. 165 minutes. Rated PG-13. 165 minutes
HCC Diversity #8707 (12:30 pm) and #8708 (7 pm)

Taare Zameen Par (Like Stars on Earth) - (2007) India
Tuesday November 13, 3:30p.m.
Monteabaro Recital Hall
An eight-year old boy who is thought to be lazy and a troublemaker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. In Hindi with English subtitles. 165 minutes. Rated PG. 165 minutes
HCC Diversity # 8706

Qian li zou dan qi (Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles) – (2005) China
Wednesday November 14, 12:30p.m. and 7:00p.m.
Monteabaro Recital Hall
A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star. The title of the film is an allusion to the fabled story of Guan Yu's perilous solo journey to reunite with his sworn brother and lord Liu Bei. In Mandarin and Japanese with English subtitles. 107 minutes
HCC Diversity # 8709 (12:30) and #8710 (7 pm)

Hom rong (The Overture) – (2004) Thailand
Thursday November 15, 12:30p.m. and 7:00p.m.
Smith Theatre
A fictionalized account based on the life story of Thai palace musician Luang Pradit Phairoh. The film was the winner of several awards in Thailand and was the country's official selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In Thai with English subtitles. 103 minutes
HCC Diversity #8711 (12:30) and #8712 (7 pm)

Svet-Ake (The Light Thief) - (2010) Kyrgyzstan
Friday November 16, 3:00p.m.
Smith Theatre
A humble village electrician devotes his compassion and ingenuity to destitute neighbors in a wind-swept valley of Kyrgyzstan. This film was Kyrgyzstan's submission for Best Foreign Language Film for the 83rd Academy Awards, but did not make the final shortlist. In Kyrgyz with English subtitles. 80 minutes.
HCC Diversity #8713

The International Week Asian Film Festival is part of a three-year project on Thinking through Cultural Diversity in Asia, sponsored by the Asian Studies Development Program -- a joint project of the East-West Center and the University of Hawai'i -- with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities* as part of their Bridging Cultures initiative. The Festival is also presented in conjunction with the Community College of Baltimore County, Frederick Community College and University of Maryland Baltimore County, as well as the Film Studies and the developing Asian Studies and Humanities programs of the Arts and Humanities Division of Howard Community College.