News Release

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SUBJECT: PSA: Global Cinema Series kicks off for fall 2009

DATE: September 4, 2009

              An eclectic array of international films are slated for a six-part film series at the Inco Auditorium beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29. First initiated by the Division of Lifelong Learning and the Faculty of Arts in spring 2008, the Global Cinema Series 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 La Haine (France), winner of the Best Director at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, this film follows one day in the lives of three unemployed young men who live on a housing estate in a deprived suburb of Paris.
             Prof. Jennifer Selby of the Department of Religious Studies will be on hand on Sept. 29 to present La Haine and will lead the post-screening discussion.
Passes ($45) and single tickets ($8) 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. at the Inco Innovation Centre Auditorium. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. 

Series schedule:

September 29:
La Haine (France 2005)
Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Selby, Department of Women’s Studies

October 13:
The Herd (Canada, 1999)
Directed by Ken Wardrop
Presented by Dr. John Sandlos, Department of History

October 27:
The Suite Havana (Cuba, 2003)
Directed by Fernando Pãrez
Presented by Dr. Myrian Osorio, Department of French and Spanish

November 10:
Primer (USA, 2004)
Directed by Shane Carruth
Presented by Dr. Joshua Lepawsky, Department of Geography

November 24:
Perespolis (France, 2007)
Directed by Marjane Satarpi with Vincent Paronnaud
Presented by Jenina MacGillivray, Department of Philosophy

December 8:
The Rise to Power of Louis XIV (France, 1966)
Directed by Roberto Rossellini
Presented by Dr. James Bradley, Department of Philosophy

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