It is once again that time of the year when you need to do your best to come up with an excuse to skip the Finnish Independence Day Movie Night! Last year, you got lucky due to that crazy snowstorm, but maybe this year, you actually need to work on this. Although having to expose oneself to a 90-minute cultural artifact from a foreign country on a Friday night is indeed a challenge on its own, the following reasons should make it even more difficult to let yourself off the hook:
- the film we'll be watching has almost nothing to do with Finland (although it was made there)
- the film is mainly in English (so no need to read all those annoying, badly translated subtitles)
- there will be fist fights, gun fights, wit fights, and high-heel fights (because everyone loves them)
- no sex or nudity (despite everyone loving them in Finnish films, and it's still R rated)
- the film is funny, for a Finnish film (for once!) (disclaimer: it's also somewhat racist, and voices its political views very clearly)
- the title of the film will be a complete mystery (although it's pretty obvious what it is if you've been following the Finnish cinema scene lately)..
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Estonian: (Fall 2014)Thursdays, 5:15-6:15 pm, at IMU Starbucks, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, Bloomington. Contact: Piibi-Kai Kivik, firstname.lastname@example.org
Finnish: (Fall 2014)Wednesdays, 5:30 pm, at Starbucks, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University. Contact: Arja Elisa Repo, email@example.com