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AUTEUR SERIES PRESENTS "DIRTY PRETTY THINGS"

March 18, 2009 - The Auteur Film Series will present “Dirty Pretty Things” as part of its 2008-09 theme, The Compleat Stranger: At Home Away From Home with the Immigrant Figure in Film.

The screening is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences. “Dirty Pretty Things” is rated R and runs 97 minutes.

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

“Dirty Pretty Things” features Okwe, a kind-hearted Nigerian doctor, and Senay, a Turkish chambermaid, both of whom work at the same West London hotel. The hotel is run by an unethical man and is host to a number of minor criminal activities. However, when Okwe finds a human heart in one of the toilets, he uncovers something far more sinister than common crime.

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 www.collin.edu/auteurfilms or contact Dr. Carolyn Perry at cperry@collin.edu.

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