Crossroads International Announces the 2018 International Film Festival in Corvallis, Oregon

Each year the Crossroads International Film Festival presents engaging films from all over the world at the Darkside Cinema in Corvallis, Oregon. We believe film connects with other viewpoints, experiences, and cultures.

Our all-volunteer committee selects five engaging and entertaining films. All proceeds benefit our parent organization Crossroads International to support international friendship and cultural sharing through our volunteer-run community programs.

 

Crossroads International Film Festival 2018 Schedule

All screenings are at the Darkside Cinema in downtown Corvallis, Oregon.

Directions: 215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333 (second floor of the Book Bin building)

Admission: Sliding scale $5 - $10 per screening

February 11, 2018

  • 1:30 pm: Antonia’s Line (The Netherlands)

  • 4:00 pm: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Taiwan)

  • 6:30 pm: Lucky  (South Africa)

February 18, 2018

  • 1:30 pm: Shun Li & the Poet  (Italy)  

  • 4:00 pm: Lucky  (South Africa)

  • 6:30 pm: Elephants in the Coffee (India)

February 25, 2018

  • 1:30 pm: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Taiwan)

  • 4:00 pm: Shun Li & the Poet  (Italy)  

  • 6:30 pm: Antonia’s Line (The Netherlands)

These international films are usually not rated by the MPAA. Some contain mature content that may not be suitable for very young audience members.

2018 CIFF Film Selections

Antonia’s Line (The Netherlands)

  • February 11 @ 1:30

  • February 25 @ 6:30     

After World War II, Antonia, with her daughter, return to their Dutch hometown, to live at her late mother’s farm. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community – quirky friends, a would-be suitor, a community of people who would otherwise be misfits - and, eventually, a granddaughter and great-granddaughter who help create a strong family of empowered women. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Dutch w/ English subtitles,104 minutes.

Elephants in the Coffee (India)

  • February 18 @ 6:30    

In India, both elephants and humans face an existential crisis. Elephants lose their freedom and farmers risk their lives to bring the world a cup of coffee. The global demand for coffee and the casualties involved in raising the crop are on the rise. This documentary explores the urgency to educate local communities, and the world, on the possibilities for satisfying the desire for coffee and the need for livelihood while protecting the land, the elephants, and the people. English, Indian dialects w/ English subtitles, 59 minutes.

Lucky (South Africa)

  • February 11 @ 6:30

  • February 18 @ 4:00    

Over the grave of his dead mother, Lucky promises to make something of himself. Leaving his remote Zulu village with the hopes of going to school, he arrives in the big city where his uncle rejects him and steals his money. In an unpleasant altercation, Lucky meets an Indian woman, with a fear of Africans, who takes him in as she would a stray dog. Although unable to speak each other's language, they develop an unlikely bond. Zulu, Hindi w/ English subtitles,100 minutes.

Shun Li & the Poet  (Italy)

  • February 18 @ 1:30

  • February 25 @ 4:00     

Shun Li worked for eight years trying to bring her son to Italy. When she is suddenly transferred to work as a bartender, she meets a Slavic fisherman, "the Poet", who has patronized the tavern for years. They find a poetic escape from loneliness in a silent dialogue between different cultures. But the friendship disturbs both Chinese and Italian communities, until the friends are forced to part ways. Like the ocean, however, they are drawn back together. Italian, Chinese w/ English subtitles,102 minutes.

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Taiwan)

  • February 11 @ 4:00

  • February 25 @ 1:30     

When introverted Weichung’s wife wants a second child, he begins to question his life choices and consider a return to his previous gay life. Weichung doesn’t want to lose his family, but also wants to pursue the life he desires. This charming film brings classical approaches to partnerships into playful disarray and comically opens the borders of the nuclear family, to strike a balance between independence and the forming of bonds, friendship and sexual fulfillment. Mandarin w/ English subtitles,106 minutes.

Thank You to Our Partners!

Thank you to our partners, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, the filmmakers, and our loyal patrons.

The festival has always been a combination of cultural event and fundraising event. We hope that our tenth annual festival will be the best yet! You can help make it our record high.

Ways to Help With Our Annual Film Festival:

  • Volunteer: Our all-volunteer festival planning committee will convene in late Spring to early Summer.

  • Sponsor: Running an event featuring quality films from around the world would be impossible for a small nonprofit organization like Crossroads if we did not have our financial sponsors! We also value our in-kind donors who provide necessary goods and services such as printing tickets. If you run a business (or know someone who does), we would love to have another sponsor or two on board!

  • Spread the word: We need help getting the word out from all Crossroads volunteers and supporters. Please talk about the festival to any one you know who is interested in travel, films, art or culture!

Please e-mail Crossroads International at crossroadsOSU@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved with the Crossroads International Film Festival as a volunteer or sponsor.

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"These international films are usually not rated by the MPAA. Some contain mature content that may not be suitable for very young audience members."