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Auteur Film Series Presents ‘In America’

October 23, 2008 – The Collin College Auteur Film Series’ focus on the immigrant experience continues at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, with a screening of “In America.”

This year’s theme is The Compleat Stranger: At Home Away From Home with the Immigrant Figure in Film. Seating is limited. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences. “In America” is rated PG-13 and runs 105 minutes.

The screening will be held at the Angelika Film Center, at The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano.

“In America” chronicles an aspiring Irish actor who immigrates illegally with his family to the United States with dreams of breaking into the New York City theatrical scene. The family struggles to adapt to their new environment, but finds new friends like the reclusive neighbor, Mateo, who provides help in the most unexpected ways.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Collin College faculty and staff.

“In America” is presented in conjunction with Collin College’s Book-in-Common program, which features “All Souls” by Michael Patrick MacDonald, a memoir about growing up Irish the South Boston projects.

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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