RCIFF Virtual Showing of Shoplifters

RCIFF Virtual Showing of Shoplifters

Contact: Dr. Liz Groff, groff@roanoke.edu

The Department of Modern Languages is pleased to present the third Roanoke College International Film Festival. This year’s theme is Social Justice and the Oscars. Each film will be followed by a post-screening, panel-led discussion.

Shoplifters (2018)

Runtime: 2h 1m

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Language: Japanese

A Japanese family of small-time thieves and cons take in a young child off the street but after the girl is shown on the news as missing, the family must go to even further elaborate lengths to avoid her being discovered.

Watch the trailer here


Dr. Zachary Ingle is the Visiting Professor of Film at Hollins University, where he teaches courses in World Cinema and Japanese Cinema, among many others. He received his Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies from the University of Kansas. Ingle has published on numerous national cinemas, including writing several articles for The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films 

Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris teaches Asian Religions at Roanoke College. He received his BA from Reed College, and MA and Ph.D. from Boston U. He lived in Japan for 2 years and is currently working on animal movies. 

**All films are free and open to the public
** All films subtitled in English
**All films followed by a post-screening panel-led discussion

The year’s film festival is sponsored by Roanoke College and Roanoke Valley Sister Cities. Roanoke College sponsors include the Departments of Modern Languages, Anthropology, Sociology; Screen Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and Peace & Justice Studies concentrations; in addition to the Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, French Club, as well as the Jordan Endowment, Office of Community Programs, Center for Studying Structures of Race.

Door” Prizes!Amazon Gift Cards will be given away each night! Please join us! 

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Click here to watch Shoplifters

Click here to check out the other films.