The "!Vivan Las Independence!: International Independent Films" at Texas A&M International University will continue this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The series began in September and showcases independent films selected for their excellence at film festivals world-wide and not typically available to the general public.
The viewings are a collaborative effort between the Laredo Public Library and TAMIU's Department of Language and Literature.
The remaining schedule of films is as follows:
November 6 - Light of My Eyes (2001), directed by Giuseppe Piccioni. Italian with English subtitles. The film follows chauffer Antonio through his relationship with a single mother and her daughter. Won three awards at the 2001 Venice Film festival. Discussion afterwards will be lead by Malia Watson, of the Laredo Public Library.
November 20 - He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001) Richard Lowenstein. English. Based on John Birmingham's novel of the same title, this comedy follows Danny and his experiences in roommate living. Discussion afterwards will be lead by Dr. Sean Chadwell, assistant professor of English.
For more information about the !Vivan Las Independence! film festival, please contact Dr. William Nichols at 326.2610, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit office in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 421B; Dr. Sean Chadwell at 326.2471, e-mail email@example.com, or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 418C; or Malia Watson at 795.2400, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit offices at the Laredo Public Library, Main Branch, 1120 E. Calton. More information about FilmMovement can be found at www.filmmovement.com.