Ready for an overseas romance? Join the spring ASU Film Forum

<p>Celebrate spring by falling in love with films that look at Americans abroad, as the ASU Herberger Institute Film Forum continues its spring series, “We’ll Always Have Paris.”</p><separator></separator><p>Join curator Jason Davids Scott for four screenings of films set in exotic landscapes and epic moments in world history. From two classic Hollywood productions that imagined Europe through stylized set design and lush cinematography to the brilliant rendering of real-life locations featured in two more recent films, audiences will be taken on a journey of love, romance, war and politics through the eyes of Americans living – and loving – overseas.</p><separator></separator><p>“The environments not only help to inspire romance in their American characters, but also inspire them to change the directions of their lives,” says Scott, lecturer in the school and curator of the film forum.</p><separator></separator><p>Below is a list of films, with descriptions by Scott, that make up the spring series, "We'll Always Have Paris." Previously screened films included "Casablanca" (Feb. 2) and "An American in Paris" (March 2). All films are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., in Neeb Hall, on the Tempe campus, and are free and open to the public.</p><separator></separator><p><strong>“Before Sunrise” (April 6)</strong> – Relying on extended improvisation and characters created by actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, director Richard Linklater ("Dazed and Confused") offers a single night’s encounter between an American and French traveler who meet by chance on a train in Vienna.&nbsp; A thought-provoking conversation leads to a powerful romantic connection that may or may not last beyond the dawn.</p><separator></separator><p><strong>“Letters to Juliet” (May 4)</strong> – A young journalist (Amanda Seyfried) travels to Verona with her fiancée, where the backdrop of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet" lead her to a startling romantic awakening and the possibilities of a new and more fulfilling love. Co-starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Christopher Egan and Vanessa Redgrave.</p>