Newcastle Arts Council Hosts Winter Film Series
Posted on 01/09/2019

The Newcastle Arts Council is hosting a three-part film series showcasing the immigrant experience this winter. 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. Each year, he teaches a course in the humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Close to home, Lance regularly lectures on the history of literature and film, and he serves as a program director for the Mercer Island Library and Mercer Island Arts Council.

These events, held at Aegis Gardens, 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 following films will be included in the series:

Jan. 19, 2019: “My Life in China” (Kenneth Eng, 2014) – Chinese-American documentary filmmaker Eng looks at his father’s risky journey from China to The United States in the 1960s and the sacrifices he made for his family’s future by traveling with his father back to the place of his birth.

Feb. 16, 2019: “Avalon” (Barry Levinson, 1990) – Aidan Quinn, Joan Plowright, Elijah Wood, Bernard Hiller, Eve Gordon, Kevin Pollack, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lou Jacobi, and more star in this touching multi-generational story of a Russian-Jewish family’s life in Baltimore.

March 16, 2019: “Far and Away” (Ron Howard, 1992) – The paths of an Irish serf who dreams of owning his own land (Tom Cruise) and a wealthy landowner's daughter (Nicole Kidman) who is looking for excitement in the New World become intertwined when they realize they need each other to make the journey to America. 

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