A diverse mix of free films comes to Tuesdays this spring

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On January 13, 2010

This season’s Missouri S&T Free Spring 2010 Film Festival will include a diverse mix of acclaimed films, including witty comedies, intense dramas, thrilling sci-fi, first-class animation and a controversial documentary.

“This semester’s film series is loaded with heavy-duty screenings, including Hurt Locker, Precious, and watch for An Education,” says Dr. James J. Bogan Jr., Curators’ Teaching Professor of art history and film at Missouri S&T. “Several musical events will accompany the films, including the S&T Jazz Band playing before Some Like It Hot on April 6.”

The series opens with the charming romantic comedy The Invention of Lying, starring Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner, and concludes with the 1927 silent classic Metropolis, accompanied by live musicians.

Brad Rupert, S&T communications specialist and photography and film instructor, will run the program this semester as Bogan travels to Kansas City and Beijing, China, for research and re-education.

The films are free and open to the public. The movies will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, with the exception of Some Like It Hot on April 6, and Capitalism: A Love Story on April 13, which will be screened in Room 199 Toomey Hall.

The Spring 2010 Missouri S&T Free Film Festival includes the following motion pictures:

The Invention of Lying – Jan. 19
The Hurt Locker – Jan. 26
Bright Star – Feb. 2
District 9 – Feb. 9
Waltz with Bashir – Feb. 16
Revanche – Feb. 23
The Class – March 2
Julie & Julia – March 16
Beauty and the Beast – March 23
Some Like It Hot – April 6
Capitalism: A Love Story – April 13
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire – April 20
An Education
– April 27
Metropolis – May 4

The film festival is supported by the Missouri Arts Council and the university’s Campus Performing Arts Series; Curtis Laws Wilson Library; Student Union Board; office of the chancellor; civil, architectural and environmental engineering department; and arts, languages and philosophy department.

For more information about the S&T Free Spring 2010 Film Festival, call 341-4185.

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