Spring 2015 Film Series - English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language
Discussion Leader: Janay Crabtree (Lead Instructor for CAELC and the Director
for English for Academic Purposes Program)
Movie Title: Choking Man (2006)
Description: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a
Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this intense blend of drama and
magical realism from famed music video director Steve Barron. The boy with no name: a
traditional hand-drawn animation, which mixes the macabre and innocent to tell the story of a
young boy who feels lost and alone in a world he doesn't belong in.
This event is co-organized by the Institute of World Languages and the Department of Media Studies. All films are free and subtitled in English. Films are screened from 6:30pm - 9:00pm.