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Auteur Film Series Ends With 'Persepolis'

April 9, 2009 – The latest installment of the 2008-09 Auteur Film Series tells the tale of a young woman in search of a home in “Persepolis.”

Screened under the theme, The Compleat Stranger: At Home Away From Home with the Immigrant Figure in Film, “Persepolis” will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 23, at the Angelika Film Center, located in The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano.

The event is free. Seating is limited. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences. “Persopolis” is rated PG-13 and runs 95 minutes.

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

The setting is 1979 in Iran where 10-year-old Marjane must operate under a different set of rules – girls and boys enter different doors at school, she must cover herself in a long, dark robe. Grown-ups disappear and she is confronted with the country’s morality police. As she grows older, she lives both abroad and in Iran, trying to find somewhere that offers safety, love and freedom.

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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