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Auteur Film Series presents 'A Lesson Before Dying'

January 22, 2008 – The Collin College Auteur Film Series will screen "A Lesson Before Dying" for it's latest installment at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

As with all the screenings, "A Lesson Before Dying," will be followed by a panel discussion led by Collin College faculty and staff discussing the themes of the film.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences.

The film is rated PG and runs 105 minutes. It is set in the 1940s in the Deep South. A young African-American man is wrongly accused of murder. In his defense, the attorney asserts that the man was too ignorant to know what he was doing. The man is convicted and sentenced to death, but his mother and aunt ask a school teacher to visit him to confirm that he is not ignorant, but a man with dignity.

Education Through Film is a collaboration between the Auteur Film Series and the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement.

For more information about the Auteur Film Series, visit or contact Dr. Carolyn Perry at

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