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SIS Film Series

The School of International Service, 3rd Thursdays film series, fosters global understanding through an engaging lineup of documentary films provided by Washington, D.C. embassies. The films are screened in the Abramson Family Founders Room at the School of International Service on the third Thursday of each month. The September film screening of the SIS film series will take place on September 19th at 6:15 p.m. Join us for light refreshments at 6:15pm followed by the screening at 6:30pm.

Chef Geoff's, a local New Mexico Avenue bistro a few doors down from SIS, is offering a complimentary glass of wine or dessert to 3rd Thursday film goers.

March  –  El Regreso

El Regreso

El Regreso

Date: Thursday, March 20th
Start Time: 6:30pm
Location: The screening will be held in Ward 2 Lecture Hallin the Ward building (campus map)
Doors open at 6:00pm- Light snacks and drinks served


Description: After a decade abroad, Antonio returns to Costa Rica for a short visit. Upon his return, Antonio finds a country that has shed its peaceful, bucolic coffee-farming past: roads are congested with traffic and residents have erected giant fences to fend off would-be thieves. Unable to run away as usual, he is confronted with everything he has desperately struggled to put in the past: a broken family, an ailing father, a violent country and long lost friends. However, a chance meeting in the grocery store with an old childhood friend might just give him a reason to stick around. A truly independent film (in part crowd-funded) and a runaway box office success in Costa Rica, it was named the Best International Feature Film at the 2011 New York Latino Film Festival and has continued to receive critical acclaim since.

DIR/SCR Hernan Jimenez; PROD Manuel Granda. Costa Rica, 2011, color, 95 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED


The School of International Service is located at the intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues. Parking is free in the SIS garage after 5 p.m.

Visit Chef Geoff's Restaurant after the film and receive one free dessert or glass of wine with any entree. Each guest must bring the certificate distributed during the film to redeem the deal. All details are listed on the certificate.

Chef Geoff's is just a five minute walk from the university.

3201 New Mexico Ave.
Washington, DC 20016