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Collin College Screens "Billy Elliot"

Oct. 26, 2017- Collin College's Auteur Film Series will screen "Billy Elliot" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The film revolves around the son of a coal miner who discovers a remarkable talent for ballet and struggles to pursue his dream during the 1985 miners' strike in northern England.

This film highlights the strong spirit of the ordinary working person, showcasing the 2017-2018 Collin College Auteur Film Series theme "Caste of Thousands: Films About the Working Class."

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.

For more information, including film ratings, visit or contact Carolyn Perry at The Auteur Film Series is supported by the Academic Affairs division at Collin College.

Collin College serves more than 53,000 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 3,200 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.