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Foreign Film Festival is March 17-19 at the U of M University News
For release: March 3, 2009

For press information, contact Kyndra Outlaw, 901-678-4994

Films from France, Brazil, and Afghanistan will be showcased during the Foreign Film Festival sponsored March 17-19 by the U of M’s Student Activities Council. The movies will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Psychology Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

This year’s slate includes:

The Dinner Game
March 17,The Dinner Game ¬– A wealthy editor and his friends have a competition: every Wednesday, each of them invites the dumbest person he can find to a dinner party. After the dinner, the friends make fun of the guests and select the one who has made the biggest fool of himself that evening. The tables are turned, however, when the editor injures his back and can’t attend a dinner, forcing him to spend the entire evening with the clumsy, dimwitted man he had invited.

City of God
March 18, City of God – This film is based on a true story that takes place in the slums of Rio De Janeiro in the 1960s. Two boys growing up in the neighborhood take different paths in life. One becomes a drug dealer, while the other becomes a successful photographer, overcoming the crushing poverty and violence that surround him.

March 19, Osama – During the reign of the Taliban in Afghanistan, women are forbidden to work or to walk on the streets without the company of a man. A 12-year-old girl, Osama, cuts her hair and dresses like a boy in order to get a job to support her widowed mother and grandmother. There are no men in Osama’s family, because her father and brother were killed in previous Afghan wars, and the family has no other means of survival.

Convenient parking is available in the Fogelman garage on Innovation Drive or in the Central Avenue parking lot. 

For more information, contact Kyndra Outlaw with the Student Activities Council at 901-678-4994.

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