Foreign Film Screenings – Friday, November 18th

International Foreign Film Screenings
Nurse.Fighter.Boy” and “Alamar”

Presented by the Millersville University Library
co-sponsored by the Foreign Languages Department and the MU Cine Club

 Date: Friday, November 18, 2011
Location: Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall
7:00 PM – Screening of “Nurse.Fighter.Boy”
9:00 PM – Screening of “Alamar”
Free and open to the public


NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY– Jude is a single mother who descends from a long line of Jamaican caregivers. Silence is a “past his prime” boxer who fights illegally to survive. Ciel is a boy who delves into music, conjuring dreams for his mother. During the last week of summer, a late night brawl finds the fighter in the nurse’s care causing their three fates to be forever entwined. WINNER – Best Original Song Genie Awards (Canadian Oscars); Audience Award, Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival.


ALAMAR Jorge has only a few weeks with his five-year-old son, Natan, before he leaves to live with his mother in Rome. Intent on teaching Natan about their Mayan heritage, Jorge takes him to the pristine Chinchorro reef and eases Natan into the rhythms of a fisherman’s life. As the bond between father and son grows stronger, Natan learns to live in harmony with life above and below the surface of the sea. WINNER – Tiger Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival; Audience Award, Morelia International Film Festival; Feature Film Competition Award, Morelia International Film Festival; Jury Award, Iberoamerican Prize, Miami International Film Festival; New Director Award, San Francisco International Film Festival.

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