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Ohio Wesleyan’s Annual Community Film Series to Start in March

February 14, 2008

DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2008 Community Film Series will kick off in March, happening at 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays through April, with the exception of the university’s mid-semester break—March 11 and 12. With an admission cost of $6, the films will be shown at the Strand Theatre, 28 E. Winter St.

The annual film series—presented in conjunction with Ohio Wesleyan’s Introduction to Film course—is open to the public. The following films will be shown as part of the series:

9:15 p.m. March 4 and 7 p.m. March 5, “The Long Goodbye” (1973)
Full of twists and turns, this film tells the story of private eye Philip Marlowe as he navigates through—and becomes part of—a mysterious murder investigation.

9:15 p.m. March 18 and 7 p.m. March 19, “The Big Lebowski” (1998)
This cult favorite comedy follows a slacker (Jeff Bridges) mistaken for a millionaire as he’s entangled in a kidnapping plot.

9:15 p.m. March 25 and 7 p.m. March 26, “About a Boy” (2002)
Although bachelor Will Freeman (Hugh Grant) initially joins a single-parent support group to meet women, he ends up meeting a 12-year-old boy who teaches him to “grow up.”

9:15 p.m. April 1 and 7 p.m. April 2, “Take Care of My Cat” (2001)
The Korean drama follows five friends as they struggle to retain their close-knit friendship after high school.

9:15 p.m. April 8 and 7 p.m. April 9, “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006)
Nominated for six Oscars, this Spanish drama tells the story of a young girl who creates a fantasy world to escape from the harsh reality in which she’s living with her pregnant mother and ruthless stepfather.

9:15 p.m. April 15 and 7 p.m. April 16, “Bamako” (2006)
In this African film, bar singer Melé watches her marriage fall apart as the World Bank and IMF stand trial for loan-sharking in the bar’s courtyard.

9:15 p.m. April 22 and 7 p.m. April 23, “Or” (2004)
Set in Tel Aviv, this film follows teenager Or as she tries to manage the household and care for her drug-addicted, prostitute mother.

9:15 p.m. April 29 and 7 p.m. April 30, “Hannah Takes the Stairs” (2007)
The film follows a young intern, Hannah, as she flirts with two writers at her production company office and wonders if the potential relationship will disturb their friendship “triangle.” This “indie” piece is part of the “mumblecore,” do-it-yourself film movement.

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