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Collin To Screen Big Fish at Angelika



Collin To Screen 'Big Fish' at Angelika

September 27, 2006 - In support of the Book-in-Common program, Collin County Community College District (Collin) will host a screening of "Big Fish" at the Angelika Film Center.

The screening is scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the theater located at The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano. Following the film, a panel discussion led by Collin faculty and staff will take place, discussing the themes of the movie.

The Book-in-Common program supports the college's goal of "fostering a scholarly community" by encouraging students to read a common book. Collin's Book in Common is a collaborative project created by the Center for Scholarly & Civic Engagement, the Communications and Humanities Division and the Honors Institute.

Wallace is best known for "Big Fish," which was adapted into a film in 2003 by Tim Burton. He also is the author of "Ray in Reverse" and "The Watermelon King."

Wallace will visit with students from 2:30-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Collin Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, hosted by the Honors Institute.

At 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17, Wallace will host a lecture, question-and-answer session and book signing. The Book-in-Common program culminates at 2-3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, with "Catch & Release: Reflections on 'Big Fish'" at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center. This discussion will revolve around Wallace's visit, the book and film.

For more information about the Book-in-Common events, contact Betty Bettacchi at 972.881.5730, Delores Zumwalt at 972.881.5954 or Lauryn Angel-Cann at 972.377.1514.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.