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Collin College Opens Auteur Film Series With "Shadow Magic"

August 26, 2009 – Collin College kicks off its 2009-10 Auteur Films Series with a screening of the film “Shadow Magic.”

The screening will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

This year’s theme is “Meta-Cinema: Movies about the Movies,” films where filmmaking itself plays a central role in the film.

“Shadow Magic” follows the friendship between a young Chinese photographer and a wandering Englishman, who work together to bring cinema to an early-1900s China. The new medium captures the attention of the Chinese royalty, but it also signals change in a nation with devout tradition. 

The screening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences. “Shadow Magic” is rated PG and runs 116 minutes.         

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

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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