Brookdale will host film series

The International Center at Brook-dale Community College will host an East Asian Film Series.

Screenings are free and will be held Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the MAN building, room 105, at the Lincroft main campus. Parking is most convenient in lots 6, 7 and 1.

The schedule is:

+ March 20 – “To Live” directed by Zhang Yimou (1994). What it meant to live through China’s tumultuous 20th century is told through the joys and travails of a single family. Banned in China, this film offers a critique of China under the rule of Mao Zedong. In Chinese with English subtitles.

+ April 3 – “Grave of the Fireflies” directed by Takahata Isao (1988). This acclaimed animated film depicts the struggles of a young brother and sister to survive during the final days of World War II in Japan. In Japanese with English subtitles.

+ April 17 – “Joint Security Area” directed by Park Chan-wook (2000) This South Korean thriller centers around the investigation of an incident at the 38th parallel dividing North Korea and South Korea. The investigation reveals an illicit cross-border friendship. In Korean with English subtitles.

+ May 1 – “Shower” directed by Zhang Yang (1999). A Shanghai businessman returns home to help out in his father’s bathhouse. This heartwarming film explores the impact of China’s rapid modernization on the traditions of a Beijing neighborhood. In Chinese with English subtitles.

For more information call (732) 224-2799.