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'Cuckoo's Nest' the Latest Installment of Auteur Film Series

March 19, 2008 - Jack is back with a little deception and trickery.

The Collin College Auteur Film Series will screen the film adaptation of Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" starring Jack Nicholson at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, under the 2007-08 theme of "Secrets, Deceptions and Epiphanies: Fruit from the Cinematic Tree of Knowledge."

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.

The Auteur Film Series operates under the umbrella of "Education Through Film." The film 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.

Nicholson plays "McMurphy," a felon who convinces the courts that he's crazy in order to forego any jail time and be sent to a psychiatric facility. There, he convinces a group of misfits to assert their rights and independence against Nurse Ratched.

The film is rated R and runs 133 minutes.

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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