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About Endings/Beginnings

The 24th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival is pleased to present its spring season, "Endings/Beginnings" Whether art or entertainment, documentary or fiction, movies experiment with--and at times manipulate-- our sense of reality. It is often through the process of entering into a film and emerging from it that the shock of a cultural experience is most apparent. Embracing a range of genres, styles and techniques, our screenings interrogate the ways movies begin and end, proposing that openness to cinema's surprising moments may lead us to unexpected places. In so doing, the festival suggests the power of cinema to engage and mobilize in times of crisis.

Presented by the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Catherine Portuges and Shawn Shimpach Co-Curators; Assistant Curators: Daniel Pope and Barry Spence.

All events are free and open to the public.
Unless otherwise noted, all screenings are held in
the Isenberg School of Management Flavin Family Auditorium (137 SOM)
at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings.

A one-credit colloquium (COMM 296F) is available to undergraduate students.
For information, please contact colloquium faculty supervisor
Prof. Anne Ciecko, Communication, UMass Amherst, tel. (413) 545-6348,