Enjoy an Evening Abroad at the International Film Series at Carteret Community College

Crystal Coast Sunset photo by Rayvon RingAre you looking for an interesting way to spend your Friday evening on the Crystal Coast? Why not consider a night abroad in a foreign country. The best part is you don't have to travel very far or book an expensive international flight. Escape to another land during the 3rd Annual Carteret County Community College International Film Series held once a month on a Friday evening through April.

A mere donation of $5 takes you on an evening's adventure to Israel, Denmark or Australia by way of film. Each evening kicks off with live music at 6:45p.m. with the film starting at 8p.m. To make your night out abroad even more authentic, each night's showing offers pastries representative of the region of the film, courtesy of Alex & Brett of Morehead City.

It's a perfect date night idea or night out with friends. It also makes for a new and different way to spend your Friday evening on the Crystal Coast. Film dates are February 21, March 21 and April 25. Below you'll find the film titles, a brief description and the entertainment schedule. All film showings are at Joslyn Hall on the Carteret Community College campus in Morehead City.

The Carteret Community College International Film Series & Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, February 21: A Hijacking - Denmark (Rated R - 103 minutes)
Carteret Community College International Film Series A Hijacking
  • The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller), who along with the rest of the crew are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates.
  • Entertainment by Drew Wright
Friday, March 21: The Attack - Israel (Rated R - 102 minutes)
  • Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman, Paradise Now) is an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated iCarteret Community College International Film Series The Attacknto Tel Aviv society. He has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside-down after a suicide bombing in a restaurant leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife, Sihem (Reymonde Amsellem, Lebanon) who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the truth. Once there, he finds himself in ever more dangerous places and situations. Determined, he presses on seeking answers to questions he never thought he would be asking.
  • Entertainment by John Nelson
Friday, April 25: The Sapphires - Australia (Rated PG-13 - 103 minutes)
  • 1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote Carteret Community College Internationa Film Series The Sapphiresmission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes,' Dave secures the sisters their first true gig and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, The Sapphires is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music.
  • Entertainment TBA

What do you think? We think it sounds like the place to be on a Friday night. Gather your friends, enjoy an early dinner at your favorite restaurant, then finish the evening at the film. If you're vacationing on the Crystal Coast, your Emerald Isle beach vacation rental is only a short coastal drive over the Atlantic Beach Causeway Bridge to Morehead City, so leave room on your itinerary for the film series.

We hope you'll be at one or more of the films. If you're planning to be there, drop us a line and let us know. Our comment section is always open. Cheers to your night abroad!

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