MSSU Film Festival

About US

All films presented at 7 p.m., Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. (See Map)

No admission is charged.

For half a century our organization, now known as Missouri Southern Film Society, has programmed significant classic and world cinema.

Program notes are distributed before each screening and participation in informal discussions is encouraged. These promote greater perception and help stimulate a critical appreciation of the films.

Our first program, the British comedy The Belles of St. Trinian's, was shown Oct. 15, 1962 and we continue to explore creative traditional and new wave movements. For the last nine years films representing a specific country have been shown as an activity of our themed-semesters. Each fall the MSSU Institute of International Studies presents films that focus on the country featured during the themed semester. The Society's continuing offerings of films from other countries, recently restored and transferred to DVD format, are shown in the spring.

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


The 41st Annual International Film Festival


The 41st Annual International Film Festival season (2002-2003) will feature eight motion pictures from eight countries. Included will be the works of such celebrated film-makers as King Vidor, Fritz Lang, Marcel Pagnol, Marta Meszaros and Jan Nemec,

Film scheduled include:

  • Sept. 17 - Our Daily Bread, King Vidor's award-winning classic from the depression years;
  • Oct. 1 - Death of a Bureaucrat, Tomas Alea's blackly hilarious satire on bureaucracy from Cuba;
  • Oct. 15 - Tight Little Island, a delightful comedy starring James Robertson Justice and Joan Greenwood;
  • Oct. 29 - Riddance, Marta Meszaros' revealing drama of intimate relationships from Hungary;
  • Feb. 25 - Destiny, Fritz Lang's enormously influential folk tale set in three exotic locales;
  • March 11 - Angele, Marcel Pagnol's story of seduction and betrayal, starring Fernandel at his best;
  • March 25 - Martyrs of Love, Jan Nemec's award-winning surrealistic comedy from Czechoslovakia;
  • April 8 - An Unfinished Story, Freidrich Emler's award-winning deeply-felt love story from Russia.