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Auteur Film Series ends with 'Sense and Sensibility'

Auteur Film Series Ends with 'Sense and Sensibility'

April 10, 2008 - Collin College is ending its 2007-08 Auteur Film Series at the Angelika Film Center with a screening of "Sense and Sensibility."

The final screening is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, April 24, under the theme of "Secrets, Deceptions and Epiphanies: Fruit from the Cinematic Tree of Knowledge."

The event is open to the public and free for Collin College students, faculty and staff. For community members, it is $5. The Angelika Film Center is located at The Shops at Legacy in Plano, 7205 Bishop Road.

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.

The adaptation of the Jane Austen novel is directed by Ang Lee. "Sense and Sensibility" chronicles the widow of Mr. Dashwood and their three daughters who are placed in straitened circumstances and are forced to marry for social and financial survival. Both daughters and their suitors negotiate the rigid system of British courtship, but must look beyond to rules to see each other.

The film is rated PG and runs 136 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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