Free film series has edgy offerings this spring at S&T

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On January 12, 2011

The Spring 2011 Free Film Festival at Missouri University of Science and Technology includes films ranging from the controversial to the classic.

“We have a great batch of films ready to go,'” says Dr. James J. Bogan Jr., Curators’ Teaching Professor of art history and film at Missouri S&T. “I wouldn’t miss Winter’s Bone on Jan. 25, or Citizen Kane on Feb. 22.”

The festival includes several critically acclaimed films from 2010, beginning with The Social Network, the story of Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg’s founding of Facebook. The moving Winter’s Bone follows an Ozark teenager who is forced to track her drug-dealing fugitive father through a harrowing criminal network after learning he put up their home as his bail bond.

The films are free and open to the public. The movies will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in Leach Theatre of S&T’s Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla, Mo., with the exception of Cell 211 on April 12, which will be screened in Room 125 Physics Building on the Missouri S&T campus.

The Spring 2011 Missouri S&T Free Film Festival includes the following motion pictures:

  • The Social Network – Jan. 18
  • Winter’s Bone – Jan. 25
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop – Feb. 1
  • Nine Nation Animation – Feb. 8
  • Inception – Feb. 15
  • Citizen Kane – Feb. 22
  • In the Loop – March 1
  • Sunset Boulevard – March 15
  • Psycho – March 22
  • Paranoid Park – April 5
  • Cell 211 – April 12
  • Waiting for Superman – April 19
  • Pink Floyd The Wall – April 26

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 Missouri S&T Free Spring 2011 Film Festival, call 573-341-4185.

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