Middlesex Community College will resume its free International Film Series on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. at MCC's Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, Lowell, with "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai."

"For this series, I choose films from a wide range of cultures, including some of the countries MCC students, faculty and staff come from. It was also important to pick the highest quality films, those with great acting, beautiful cinematography and nuanced, thoughtful directing," said series organizer and art professor Jan Arabas. "We plan to have discussion leaders, who have some familiarity of each film's culture, on hand after the screenings to field questions."

Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

The schedule for the International Film Series will continue with "Waste Land," Wed., Feb. 27, 1 p.m., and "The Iran Job," Thurs., March 28, 6 p.m., both at Bedford Campus Center's Café East, 591 Springs Road, Bedford; followed by "Lost Child: Sayon's Journey," Thurs., April 18, 6 p.m., and "The Light In Her Eyes," Thurs., May 9, 1 p.m., at the Federal Building Assembly Room in Lowell.

For information about the MCC International Film Series, contact Arabas at arabasj@middlesex.mass.edu or 781-280-3784.