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December 2, 2009

Diversity Choice – International Film

Filed under: International PR — swilso37 @ 10:59 pm

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly was shown in the theater of GSU’s Russell Union. The admission was $3 for students. There were not that many people there, and the crowd was not diverse at all. I would say the crowd was not even a good representation of the diversity that can be found at GSU.

The film is about a French man named Jean-Dominique Bauby. Bauby was the editor-in-chief for the well-known fashion magazine and one of my personal favorites, Elle.

I have never been to France before, so I cannot say that it was an accurate representation of the French culture. However, from my belief, this film did a phenomenal job at interpreting the story and tragedy Bauby dealt with which is understood in all cultures and countries. I did like how it gave a taste of the French culture, but I always say that one can never know a culture until they go experience it themselves.

What I learned from this event was that some students do actually take advantage of the theater in the Union. I wish the movie was publicized more on GSU’s campus though. A good place to advertise for an international film would be in the language department or international studies department which can be found in the Forest Drive Building on GSU’s campus.

I would love to attend another international film event again. I enjoy getting a glimpse of other cultures and often wonder what it would be like to visit them or even work in them.

I would compare this event to going to see a film that is about the life of someone famous who led a very interesting life full of drama. Two movies that come to mind are Walk the Line, a film on the life of Johnny Cash, and Ray, the film on the life of Ray Charles. Both films are based on the lives of two famous musicians who had struggles and how they overcame those struggles.

I felt very comfortable at this event because it was in a theater, so it was a very laid back atmosphere, and someone from a different culture could go unnoticed in a dark theater. Not to mention, the majority of people there were from my class, so I was used to being around them!

I thoroughly enjoyed the event, but I’m afraid that if GSU doesn’t start to advertise more about these types of films being shown on campus, then the attendance will lack in numbers. The only time I ever hear of a film being shown on our campus is when I walk into the Union and see what is playing. This is a problem that could be fixed easily! Yet, there could have been flyers, and I just don’t see them because I only go to Veazey Hall when I am on campus.

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1 Comment »

  1. I think the Cinema Arts Film Series made a nice chunk of change off of your class that night. 🙂

    Comment by Andrews — December 5, 2009 @ 10:50 pm


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