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Collin College Announces 2016-2017 Auteur Film Series

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Collin College Announces 2016-2017 Auteur Film Series

Sept. 1, 2016 –Emily Dickinson compares them to immortality, and Lewis Carroll defines man as an animal that writes them. Letters are the subject of Collin College’s 2016-2017 Auteur Film Series. Dubbed “Dear Movie Lover: The Power of the Letter in Film,” the series will feature films in which the role of letters is prominent.

All screenings are free and open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes before the film begins, and seating is limited. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences.

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

The first movie of the 2014-2015 Auteur Film Series:

"Pride & Prejudice"
7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15
Angelika Film Center (The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano)
Letters shape critical moments in the plot of this celebrated adaptation of the Jane Austen novel dealing with the power of first impressions.

Upcoming films include:

"85 Charing Cross Road"
7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 10
Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano)
Business correspondence between an American writer and a London bookseller evolves into a close friendship during the 1950s and 1960s. Based on a true story.

"Amélie"
7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Central Park Campus conference center (2200 W. University Drive in McKinney)
Shy but mischievous Amélie manipulates letters and other messages to help her lonely Parisian neighbors.

"12 Years a Slave"
7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 9
The Angelika Film Center (The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano)
A free African-American is kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. He struggles to send the letter that will regain his freedom. Based on a true story. Presented in conjunction with African American History Month.

"Silver Linings Playbook"
7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14
Preston Ridge Campus conference center (9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco)
Tiffany, fighting depression, agrees to get a reconciliation letter to Pat’s wife. In return, Pat, struggling with a bipolar disorder, enters a dance competition with Tiffany.

"Moonrise Kingdom"
7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19
Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano)
In 1965, two clever 12-year-old outsiders become pen pals and run away together.

For more information, including film ratings, visit www.collin.edu/academics/auteurfilms/ or contact Carolyn Perry at cperry@collin.edu. The Auteur Film Series is supported by the Communication and Humanities Division at Collin College.

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.