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The riverrun Global Film Series aspires to create a dialogue between local community and institutions of higher education in Buffalo through a selection of films that provide a better understanding of our present existence in the globalized networked world.

The second annual riverrun Global Film Series will be held this October 12-14, 2017, and will focus on Cuban film and culture. Our keynote speaker will be Ann Marie Stock, Professor of Hispanic Studies as well as Film and Media Studies and W&M Libraries Faculty Scholar at the College of William & Mary.

The inaugural riverrun Global Film Series was held in September 2016 and focused on Iranian films and filmmakers. Special guests included the keynote speaker Professor Hamid Naficy, Northwestern University’s prize-winning scholar of cultural studies and postcolonial cinema and media, and the father of Iranian animation, Noureddin Zarrinkelk.