MSSU Film Festival

Director

Harrison Kash, retired Missouri Southern State University professor, has been responsible for bringing outstanding and significant domestic and foreign films to the MSSU campus for decades through the Missouri Southern Film Society.

For more information call 417.673.1261 or send an email

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From the Director

Since 1962 the organization now known as Missouri Southern Film Society has brought outstanding and unusual motion pictures to Joplin and the Four States region.  In recent years, as an activity of Missouri Southern’s themed semesters, representative national films are shown in the fall. 

Films from China, Canada, France, Germany, Russia, The Czech Republic (and former Czechoslovakia), Hungary, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Sweden, Japan, England, Cuba and other nations nations have been brought to Joplin to enrich the cultural experiences of students and the community.

Selections feature the most popular current films as well as critically acclaimed and historically significant motion pictures.  The Society’s continuing offerings, which emphasize significant lesser-known films that were neglected or underrated, are shown during the spring semesters.  Included are cinema treasures that have been rediscovered, restored and transferred to DVD format.  

Program notes are distributed prior to each showing to promote greater perception and encourage film appreciation.

Unless otherwise noted, films begin at 7 p.m. on the scheduled dates in Cornell Auditorium in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO.

For more information call (417) 673-1261 or send an email.

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Admission is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you at our next film!

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