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(March 23, 2000, Gazette)

Thursday, March 23
Film society –
The MUN Cinema Series continues Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the new Empire 12 cinema at the Avalon Mall. Tonight it’s Perfect Blue (Japan 1997). A mystery with animation and live action. Directed by Satoshi Kon. Rated R for violence and nudity. Exploits horror comics and sci-fi, a psychological thriller, amazing new type of photo-realistic animation. For more information, see

Seminar – There is a biochemistry seminar titled Chitosan as an Edible Invisible Film for Protection of Seafood Quality, presented by Y.V.A. Janak Kamil, Biochemistry, at 1 p.m. in the L. A. W. Feltham Room, SN-4015. This seminar is presented in partial fulfillment for the requirements of the degree of master of science.

Presentation – There is a public presentation at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador in the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre at 7:30 p.m. The first in a series of talks titled Getting To Know The Art Gallery Collections, this presentation by contemporary art curator Bruce Johnson will focus on photography. It will include early drawings of cameras by Christopher Pratt and a selection of fine art photographs from the permanent collection. Admission is free.

Friday, March 24
Symposium –
The Newfoundland Historical Society presents a free public symposium titled Amulree’s Legacy: Truth, Lies and Consequences, which will examine through presentations and panel discussions the portrayal of Newfoundland, its history, economy, politics and people, in Lord Amulree’s Royal Commission Report of 1933. This even goes ahead at the LSPU Hall, Victoria Street, today at 7:30, with a reception to follow, and Saturday from 9 am. to 5 p.m. Saturday will include a dinner at the Battery at 7 p.m for which tickets are required. Contact 722-3191.

Sunday, March 26
Free concert –
The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador and Sound Symposium present a free concert at the gallery at 3 p.m. featuring the Jimmy Thomson Trio playing jazz classics. All are welcome.

Tuesday, March 28
Colloquium –
There will be a philosophy colloquium at 2 p.m. in the Science Building, room SN-4040, with Dr. Evan Simpson presenting a talk titled Affective Perception.

Wednesday, March 29
Lecture –
The annual general meeting of the AIDS Committee of Western Newfoundland will take place at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Lecture Theatre (FA 224) of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Special guest speakers Marie Croll and Susan Hoddinott will present information on Support Groups: Their Development and Purpose. The AIDS Committee will be taking nominations for new members of the board of directors.

Thursday, March 30
Film society –
The MUN Cinema Series continues at 7 p.m. in the Empire 12 cinema at the Avalon Mall. Tonight it’s The Source (USA 1999), a documentary directed by Chuck Workman featuring Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper and John Turturro as Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. For more information, see

Wednesday, April 5
Lectures end, Winter Semester

Lecture – The Women’s Studies Program winter semester speakers’ series concludes with a talk by Natalie Beausoleil, a sociologist who once taught at Memorial and specializes in issues of women’s body and appearance, at 1 p.m. in the Science Building, room S-4087. The topic of the lecture is Issues in Health, Beauty and Physical Activity for Women. This event is open to the public.

Thursday, April 6
Film society –
The MUN Cinema Series concludes the Winter 2000 season with All about My Mother/Todo Sobre Mi Madre (Spain 1999), at 7 p.m. in the Empire 12 cinema at the Avalon Mall. English subtitles. This comedy-drama is directed by Pedro Almodóvar and stars Cecilia Roth, Eloy Azorin, Marisa Paredes and Penelope Cruz. Rated R. 1999 Cannes-winning director, bravos all around. For more information, see


The Corridor Show, drawings, paintings and field sketches by faculty, staff and students of the Department of Geography, is on display in the corridor outside the general office, Science Building room S-2025.

Students of fabric design at the Anna Templeton Centre have designed and produced a series of six major banners on the material culture of Newfoundland and Labrador for permanent display at the new exhibition space in Queen’s College Great Hall.

Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political, is on display at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador until April 9. Ireland’s seismic political, social, economic and cultural changes of the 1990s are reflected in works by 12 artists, in media from the traditional to the unconventional, from painting to taxidermy.

Tracking Ten Years
, selected works by alumni of SWGC visual arts program, continues at the Grenfell Art Gallery until April 1. Hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

There is an Environmental Science Seminar every Friday at 12:40 p.m. this semester in Arts and Science room 305 by Grenfell faculty, members of industry and government, as well as students in the B.Sc. Environmental Science program at Grenfell College. All are invited to attend.