Arthouse Film Series Sneak Preview

2/7/2008 - By: Jeannette Smith

The Joe Crowley Student Union is honored to announce a new film series to be shown on the University of Nevada, Reno. The Arthouse Film Series will showcase international and independent films on Sunday evenings. This Sunday, February 10, kicks off a free sneak preview at 6 p.m. This series is co-hosted by the Graduate Student Association.

Don't miss this Sunday's preview of the series with the Winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, The Lives of Others. This powerful film takes place in 1984 East Berlin before the fall of the Berlin Wall. A captain of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a playwright and his lover, finds himself increasingly absorbed and sympathetic to their lives. This forces him to make decisions that alter their lives and his.

A discussion will be led after the film by Lyndy Mercer Bullock, former owner and programmer of the Keystone Cinema for nearly 20 years. Known as a cultural icon, the Keystone was the only place to see many first-run art, independent, and foreign films. Deeply involved in the film community for many years, Mrs. Bullock also started Keystone at Riverside, a program of art and independent film at the downtown Century Riverside Theatre, was Director of Marketing for Century Theatres Cineart division, and was on the founding board of the Reno Film Festival. We are excited to have her involvement and hope to see you there.

The Joe Crowley Student Union is located on North Virginia and 15th Street. The state of the art theatre is located on the 3rd floor.


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