Film and Media Studies Program Brings Indie Directors to Campus

Posted: March 19, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Film and Media Studies program will be holding special screenings of independent films over the next two weeks.

An advance preview of All the Real Girls, directed by David Gordon Green, will be shown at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Johnson Center Cinema. All the Real Girls recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, but has not yet been released in theaters. Both Green and the lead actor, Paul Schneider, will be present after the screening to answer questions from the audience.

The controversial French film Fat Girl (A Ma Soeur!) is also being shown at 6 and 9 p.m. tomorrow. The film is about an overweight 12-year-old girl and her complicated relationship with her sexually active, beautiful 15-year-old sister. Fat Girl was initially banned in Ontario for two years and is being shown in conjunction with Women’s History Month.

The film Tully, written and directed by Hilary Birmingham, will be shown at 6 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 27. The film explores a father-son relationship in rural Nebraska and was recently nominated for Best Picture in the Independent Spirit Awards. Birmingham will be present after the 6 p.m. screening to discuss the film with the audience.

The screening of All the Real Girls is free. The screenings of Fat Girl and Tully are free to students, $1 for faculty and staff, and $3 for the general public.

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