The 2017 International Film Festival, sponsored by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages at Allegheny College, kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at The Movies @ Meadville with “After Spring,” a feature-length documentary that focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis.
With the Syrian conflict entering its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. This is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. Filmed on location in Jordan by directors Steph Ching and Ellen Martinez, “After Spring” made its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. (In Arabic with subtitles. Not rated. 101 minutes.)
The International Film Festival continues Wednesdays through March 15 with screenings at 7 p.m. at The Movies @ Meadville, 11155 Highline Drive, Meadville. All films are free and open to the public.
The schedule includes:
February 22: “The Mermaid” (China, 2016), directed by Stephen Chow. Rated R.
March 1: “The Innocents” (France, 2016), directed by Anne Fontaine. Rated PG-13.
March 8: “Victoria” (Germany, 2015), directed by Sebastian Schipper. Not rated.
March 15: “Neruda” (Chile, 2016), directed by Pablo Larrain. Rated R.