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CCCCD Hosts Auteur Film Series


October 1, 2004 - Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) presents its annual Auteur Film Series for 2004-2005. The next film will be "Whale Rider," screened at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11 in room C104 on the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The film is free and open to the public.

This 2002 film, directed by Niki Caro, follows the story of a young Maori girl who fights to fulfill her destiny. "Auteurs" are filmmakers whose creative visions have a distinct impact on their work. Caro received her MFA from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, which is also her native country. This, her third film, received many awards, including an Oscar nomination for best actress for 13-year-old leading actor Keisha Castle-Hughes, and eight audience awards at prestigious international film festivals. Caro directed the film and wrote the screenplay with Witi Ihimaera, based on his book of the same name.

Following the film, there will be a brief panel discussion between the audience, students and professors.

For more information, contact Carolyn Perry at 972.881.5140.

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