CCU to host independent film series

Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Three independent films will be presented at Coastal Carolina University during the fall 2010 semester at the Wall Auditorium.

Each film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, with admission costing $5 per film. A fall season pass for the three-film tour may be purchased at a discounted $10.

  • Sept. 2:  "Dear Lemon Lima" - 13-year-old half Yup'ik girl in Alaska tries to navigate her way past first heartbreaks and prep school by rediscovering the spirit of the World Eskimo Indian Olympics. The film is a family feature about love, friendship, community and, most of all, finding a voice by embracing your heritage. Directed by Suzi Yoonessi.
  • Oct. 26: "Children of Invention" - A single mother, trying desperately to support her two young children, finds shelter in a model apartment in an unfinished building. While juggling a number of questionable jobs, Elaine doesn't return home one night, and things take a turn for the worse. The film is a drama about the influence of an adult world on children, the immigrant mentality and shortcuts to the American dream. Produced by Mynette Louie.
  • Nov. 16: "Reporter" - This documentary follows New York Times journalist Nicholas D. Kristof as he covers the crisis in the Congo, reporting news which can only reach the public if journalists like Kristof continue to do what they do best. This film is an exploration of the current state of American journalism, amplifying the importance of real newsgathering in enabling democratic nations to function. Directed by Eric Metzgar.

The independent film series is presented by the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Three more independent films will be presented in the spring 2011 semester.

For more information, contact Special Events at 843-349-2040.

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