Welcome to BIFF’s weekly independent film series, featuring encore presentations of the festival’s finest films, as well as a lineup of the hottest new film submissions possibly destined to screen at the next BIFF in February. Each week you will be treated to a movie and a Q&A presentation, as well as a chance to be a film critic, review new films and help us pick the Stateline Community Foundation BYR People’s Choice Award!
TO VIEW THIS WEEK’S FILM:
Click on Event Pass $6.00
Follow the purchase instructions. When your purchase is complete, you will be taken to the BIFF Year ‘Round page where you will see a button for watching the film and a button to join the Q&A after the film is complete.
FILM SOCIETY MEMBERS
Do not have to worry about purchasing tickets, since BIFF Year ‘Round series screenings are FREE for all members. FSOB members will receive a special weekly login code that they can use to gain access to each week’s screening. (one new code each week).
It’s that easy! Start marking your calendars! Make Wednesday evenings a lot more special with remarkable independent films at BIFF Year ‘Round!
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An eccentric Chinese man who believes he is the reincarnated soul of King Louis XIV, embarks on an epic journey to marry his cousin in order to keep the royal bloodline alive.
My time at DePaul University was filled with friendships with people of all races, gender, and sexual orientation. Throughout my college career, I couldn’t help see that the world was becoming more and more divisive. Rather then building understanding and compassion for our differences, the fear of these differences has fueled the flame of this division and hate. When I read “Sun King” I knew immediately that this was a film I wanted to make.
Through humor and an absurd premise, it provided a voice to those who might not fit into social/cultural norms and are misunderstood. As a Mexican-American filmmaker, I’ve seen first hand the lack of representation people of color have experienced in cinema, especially the Asian community. I’m a firm believer that film can change the world. Despite how different we may seem on the outside, deep down inside we all share a common belief as humans to live our best lives full of passion and love for each other. I hope through humor, Sun King can play a small role in shifting perspective towards more inclusive cinematic stories.