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SUBJECT: Global Cinema Series kicks off for Fall 2008
DATE: Sept. 16, 2008

An eclectic array of international films are slated for a six-part film series at Memorial University’s Inco Innovation Centre auditorium beginning Sept. 23. First initiated by the Division of Lifelong Learning and the Faculty of Arts in spring 2008, this is a unique opportunity to view multiple award-winning films from across the world and participate in discussions moderated by Memorial University professors with expertise in each film’s subject matter.
The series begins with Days of Glory, the winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Directed by Rachid Bouchareb, the film relates the story of soldiers recruited in Africa by the First French Army and their experiences on the front line in France.
Dr. Anne Thareau of the Department of French and Spanish will be on hand on Sept. 22 to present Days of Glory and will lead the post-screening discussion.
Passes ($30) and single tickets ($6) can be purchased in advance through the Division of Lifelong Learning at 737-7979 or via e-mail at lifelong.learning@mun.ca. Films begin at 7 p.m., in the Inco Innovation Centre auditorium.
 
Series schedule:
 
 
Sept. 23        
Days of Glory (Algeria, 2006)
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Presented by Dr. Anne Thareau
 
Oct. 7            
C.R.A.Z.Y.(Canada, 2005)
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee
Presented by Noreen Golfman
 
Oct. 21                     
Turkish Delight (Holland, 1973)
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Presented by John Buffinga
 
November 4           
The Kite Runner (UK, 2007)
Directed by Mark Forster
Presented by Dr. Reeta Tremblay
 
Nov. 18         
The Island (Russia, 2006)
Directed by Pavel Lungin
Presented by Dr. Frederick White
 
Dec. 2                       
A Sunday in Kigali (Canada, 2006)
Directed by Robert Favreau
Presented by Dr. Philippe Basabose

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