Published on: September 21, 20072007 Fall Schedule Features “A Very Long Engagement” and “Tin Men”
Firmly established as Montgomery County's alternative to the mega-cineplex, the ninth annual Montgomery College Film Series is underway, complete with an award-winning film schedule.
The series, put together and hosted by Montgomery College professor of government Gary Brown, is loosely modeled after the critically-acclaimed Rice Film Series.
"This year, we have another great lineup—something for everyone, with a good mix of foreign and U.S. films," said Brown. "But the thing that really makes our film series unique is the discussion that takes place once the film is viewed. That's what our audience really seems to like."
The remaining fall 2007 lineup includes:
Sept. 29 & Oct. 1: The Sweet Hereafter (USA) A penetrating film that documents the effects of a tragic bus accident on the population of a small town.
Oct. 6 & 8: Apres Vous (French) Antoine saves Louis from hanging himself, though in his attempt to get Louis back on his feet, Antoine gets caught in a romantic triangle.
Oct. 13 & 15: A Very Long Engagement (French) A group of five desperate men rumored to have shot themselves to be relieved from the horrifying frontlines during World War I, are all declared dead but one of the men’s young fiancé receives information that makes her think otherwise and she embarks on a long painful journey to discover the truth.
Oct. 20 & 22: Lone Star (USA) The brilliantly-conceived and crafted work from independent filmmaker John Sayles about the unsolved murder of a corrupt lawman in a Texas border town.
Oct. 27 & 29: Schultze Gets the Blues (English and German) Trapped in a boring routine, Schultze finds his world revitalized by the sound of Zydeco music. Schultze then travels from German music festivals to the American southwest in this tale of the magic a new passion can unleash.
Nov. 3 & 5: Tin Men (USA) Barry Levinson’s hilarious look at two competing aluminum siding salesmen (Richard Dreyfus and Danny DeVito) whose minor automobile accident in 1963 Baltimore leads to an even more heated rivalry that boils over into their personal lives.
Nov. 10 & 12: The Straight Story (USA) Director David Lynch’s warm-hearted look at Alvin Straight, a 73-year-old man who drove his John Deere riding lawnmower across Iowa to visit an estranged ill brother. Richard Farnsworth received an Oscar nomination (Best Actor) for his portrayal of Alvin Straight.
The first date listed is the Saturday "General Public" showing at 7 p.m.; and the second date listed is the Monday ALL@MC showing at 1 p.m. All films will be shown in Room B102 on the Montgomery College campus.
For more information about the film series, visit montgomery.lonestar.edu/film or contact Gary Brown at (936) 273-7324 or Jared Cootz at (936) 273-7048. For more information about the ALL@MC program, call (936) 273-7259.
For more information about Montgomery College, visit montgomery.lonestar.edu, or call (936) 273-7000. Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, approximately one-quarter mile west of I-45 between Conroe and The Woodlands.
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