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October 11, 2013

2013 World Film Forum travels to Italy, UK, China

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The World Film Forum will present "Fantasy & Reality: The Magic of the Movies" in November 2013.

The films will be shown at Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., and doors open to the public for free popcorn and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. Brief introductions for each film will be given at 7 p.m. and presenters will lead audience discussions after the screenings. The theme was selected through a survey of last year's audience members, said Antonia Syson, assistant professor of classics and forum coordinator.

The dates, films and presenters are:

* Nov. 5, 7-9:30 p.m., "Amarcord" from Italy with English subtitles Rated R. This unique blend of carnivalesque satire, personal reminiscence and coming-of-age tale was directed by Federico Fellini and released in 1974. Presenter is Ben Lawton, associate professor of Italian and Film & Video Studies.

* Nov. 12, 7-9:30 p.m., "I Know Where I'm Going!" from the United Kingdom Rated U for Universal by the UK. The influential filmmaking team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger created this 1945 romance, which unites Scottish location filming on land and sea with ingenious cinematic sleight of hand. Presenter is Antonia Syson, assistant professor of classics.

* Nov. 19. 7-9:30 p.m., "The Road Home" from China with English subtitles Rated G. A son's memories of his parents' love story are conveyed magically, yet with touching simplicity, in this 1999 drama directed by Yimou Zhang. The presenter is Wei Hong, professor of Chinese and director of the Confucius Institute, and the discussion will be led by comparative literature doctoral students Yuhan Huang and Meng Wang.

The event is sponsored by Purdue's Film & Video Studies program, the Confucius Institute at Purdue, and the School of Languages and Cultures. Movie summaries are available at http://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/main/news/World_Film_Forum.html  

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu 

Source: Antonia Syson, asyson@purdue.edu  

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