Newcastle Arts Council Film Series Extended
Posted on 10/04/2019

The Newcastle Arts Council's popular film series showcasing the immigrant experience has been extended through the end of the year.

The series will show how understanding the reasons and journeys of those who emigrate can lead to a greater understanding of our neighbors, the Newcastle Arts Council said. University of Washington film historian Lance Rhoades will offer an introduction and lead a question-and-answer session during each screening. Rhoades is a multifaceted Seattle-based scholar who has presented talks on cultural history in film throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

These events are free to the public, but an RSVP is required due to limited space at the facility. Please email with your name and the number of individuals in your party who will be attending on which dates. 

Each film will be shown at 7 p.m. at Aegis Gardens (13056 SE 76th St., Newcastle, WA 98056). The film series is brought to you by the City of Newcastle, 4Culture and the Newcastle Arts Council. The following films will be included in the series:

Oct. 19, 2019: Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston, 2004) – A17 year-old woman (Oscar-nominated Best Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno) from Columbia, pregnant and desperate, is convinced to transport drugs in order to make her way into The United States. (Rated R)

Nov. 23, 2019: Picture Bride (Kayo Hatta, 1994) – A young woman eager to leave behind her sad life in Japan becomes one of tens of thousands of “Picture Brides” who accepted marriages to plantation workers in Hawaii. (Rated PG-13)

Dec. 14, 2019: Moscow on the Hudson (Paul Mazursky, 1984) – Robin Williams, in a touching and humorous performance, plays Vladimir, a Russian saxophonist playing for a circus, who decides to defect while in a Bloomingdale’s during a tour in New York City. ​(Rated R)

Note: Some films are not suitable for audiences under the age of 17.

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