Richland has many international students, so it is no surprise that every semester, multicultural festivals are held to help students learn about different cultures.
The Richland International Film Series, launched in 2014, begins its third year with a slate of movies that provides a closer look at a variety of cultures.
Lisa Katzenstein, instructional specialist at the Language Center, said the festival is about “promoting cultural weirdness,” which is needed in a multicultural environment like Richland. “This is an important thing to do for the school and people, not just here but in the community,” she said.
A total of nine films will be shown: four in the fall and five in the spring.
For the fall semester, the films in the series will be shown in Sabine Hall, Room SH117. The series runs from Sept. 22 to Nov 17. Admission is free with no advance sign-up required.
The films are also open to people off campus. Students are encouraged to bring family and friends to enjoy the movies. However, viewer discretion is advised before bringing kids to see certain films. What follows is an overview of the films scheduled for this fall. (Screenings begin at 12:30 p.m.)