Film Series Brings Acclaimed Independent Works to Community

Published on: January 25, 2007

If movies are your thing but you hunger for something a little different than what Hollywood has to offer, come see the next installment of the Honors Film Series at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Independent films from around the globe are offered each month with “Amelie” set for February.

The 2001 French film follows the journey of a young woman who seeks the owner of a collection of tiny toys she found hidden behind a baseboard. The quirky girl, played by Audrey Tautou, finds a celebration of life that abounds in the world around us.

The film earned five Academy Award nominations with rave reviews for the production.

“A delectable French confection … sure to please America's sweet tooth,” said Rita Kempley of the Washington Post.

“A movie whose embrace of cinema is so passionate it could be mistaken for an embrace of life,” offered Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle.

Director Jean-Pierre Jeanet also directed “A Very Long Engagement,” “Alien Resurrection” and “Alien Legacy,” among others.

“Amelia” is rated ‘R’ and will be shown February 2 at 7:15 p.m. and February 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center/Fine Arts Building Theater. Admission is free for Lone Star College-Kingwood students and $2 for all others.

The Honors Film Series continues with “Raise the Red Lantern” on March 3 at 7:15 p.m. and March 5 at 1:30 p.m.; “Far from Heaven” on March 31 at 7:15 p.m. and April 1 at 1:15 p.m.; and “The Pianist” on May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and May 7 at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact David Putz at 281-312-1672.

Interested in making great films on your own? Lone Star College-Kingwood offers classes such as digital video (ARTV 1351, three credits) which teaches students to produce and edit video and sound for multimedia or web production. The course focuses on capture, editing and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation.

The digital video class has no prerequisites and can be followed by Advanced Digital Video (ARTV 2341, three credits).

These two classes are a part of the Video and Post Production Certificate Program at Lone Star College-Kingwood where students learn the aspects of the field necessary to contribute to film and video. Students also develop a portfolio to use when applying for jobs.

The three semester plan for the Video and Post Production Certificate requires 37 hours strictly focused on the art of video production.

To find out more about the film courses or certificate program offered at Lone Star College-Kingwood, visit kingwood.lonestar.edu, call 281-312-1600 or stop by the campus and talk to an advisor in the Student Center/Fine Arts Building.

Daytime, evening, weekend or online, Lone Star College-Kingwood has a full lineup of exciting courses ready when you are. Whether your future includes training for a new career, updating job skills or transferring to a four-year university, we can help guide you on the road to success.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, visit our Web site at kingwood.lonestar.edu or call 281-312-1613.