International Film Club


The goal of the International Film Club is to promote International Student participation in Campus Life and to promote cultural fluency and awareness of international film culture and politics for the UC Irvine community.

Curated by Catherine Liu in coordination with collaborators, the UC Irvine International Film Club will meet once a month in the McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway, to screen a series of classic and contemporary International Films. All screenings will be followed by question and answer periods and discussions led by a graduate student or Professor.

In 2022-2023, the International Film Club at UC Irvine features a selection of films curated by actor and comedian John Early (of the HBO series Search Party), in collaboration with Catherine Liu, Professor of Film and Media Studies. These films explore the themes of class as they have been represented by some of Hollywood's best known directors. 

John Early and Catherine Liu will be discussing the films after each screening, and taking audience questions as well. 

All films will be held at 7 p.m., in McCormick Screening Room 1070, Humanities Gateway

  • October 28, 2022: Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • November 16, 2022: Muriel's Wedding (1994)
  • November 30, 2022: Citizen Ruth (1996)
  • January 18, 2023: Power of the Dog (2021)
  • Feb 22, 2023:  A Taste of Honey (1961)
  • April 12, 2023: Clockwatchers (1997)
  • May 17, 2023: Bubble (2005)
  • Minding the Gap, (Bing Liu 2018)
  • Amy, (Asif Kapadia, 2015)
  • Born to Be, (Tania Cypriano, 2020)
  • This is Not a Film, (Jafar Panahi, 2011)
  • I Am Not Your Negro, (Raoul Peck, 2015)
  • Searching for Sugarman, (Malik Benjelloul, 2012)
  • Cameraperson, (Kristen Johnson, 2016)
  • The Work, (Jairus McCleary, Gethin Aldous, 2017)
  • The Grand Master, (Wong Kar Wai, 2013)
  • Last Train Home, (Fan Lixin, 2009)
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night, (Bi Gan, 2018)
  • The Great Buddha, (Huang Hsin-Yao, 2017)
  • A Simple Wedding, (Sarah Zandieh, 2018)
  • The Chambermaid/LA Camarista, (Lila Aviles, 2018)
  • Burning, (Lee Chang-Dong, 2018)
  • "Three Times," (Hou Hsiao-hsien 2005)
  • Train to Busan, (Yeong Sang-ho 2016)
  • The Rider, (Chloe Zhao 2017)
  • Amores Perros, (Alejandro Iniarritu 2000)
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, (Ana Amirpour 2014)
  • Bled Number One, (Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche 2006)
  • A Touch of Sin, (jia Zhangke 2013)