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REF NO.: 82

SUBJECT: Global cinema series kicks off for spring 2009

DATE: Jan. 16

An eclectic array of international films are slated for a six-part film series to be shown at Memorial University’s Inco Innovation Centre lecture theatre beginning Jan. 20. 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 Jan. 20 with The Black Book, the winner of Best International Film Award at the 2006 Venice Film Festival. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, the film relates the story of a young Jewish woman falls for a Gestapo officer while seeking revenge for her family’s murders.
Dr. John Buffinga of the Department of German and Russian will be on hand to present The Black Book 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
Films begin at 7 p.m., at the Inco Innovation Centre lecture theatre room IIC-2001.
Series schedule continues with:
Feb. 3:                        The Return, (Russia, 2003)
                                     Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev
                                     Presented by Dr. Frederick H. White
Feb. 17:                      The Proposition, (Australia, 2005)
                                    Directed by John Hillcoat
                                    Presented by Dominique Bregent-Heald
March 3:                    Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Freda Lechter, Jr., (USA, 1999)
                                   Directed by Errol Morris
                                   Presented by Bradley Clissold
March 17:                  The Tuner, (Russia, 2004)
                                    Directed by Kira Muratova
                                    Presented by Dr. Dennis Ioffe
March 31:                  Distant, (Turkey, 2002)
                                    Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
                                    Presented by Drs. Jennifer Dyer and Adam Chambers

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For further details please contact Janet Harron, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Arts, at 737-8292 or e-mail


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