By Sarah Slager, Transcript Correspondent
Students have an opportunity to view foreign films, learn about world languages and increase cultural awareness free of charge this spring with the Modern Foreign Language House.
MFL is hosting a mini-series of foreign language films over the course of the spring semester. Films are being shown that represent the different languages spoken by residents of MFL and that are relevant to languages studied by students, according to junior Ali Castelero, one of the MFL residents in charge of organizing and putting on the house project.
An assortment of movies will be shown intermittently the next few weeks.
The first film of the series, “Frida,” was shown in English on March 1, at MFL. “Frida” is a 2002 film starring Salma Hayek that depicts the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Senior Audrey Hudson attended the event and said a number of people outside the MFL community were there to view the film.
“I thought the event went pretty well. Lots of people came and many had to sit on the floor,” she said. “The movie was excellent, and was a great choice for the MFL film series.”
Hudson said the movie touched upon many topics including foreign language, Latin American studies and art, which she said are all subjects residents of MFL are passionate about. She said the film captured the attention of students who weren’t particularly interested before in these topics.
Castelero said the event was well-received.
“I think overall it went well, and the people in attendance enjoyed it,” she said. “It was a good group of people and a good size for watching a movie.”
There will be events throughout the remainder of spring semester.