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International Film Series at Moravian Begins with Spanish Film Volver
Bethlehem, Pa., September 25, 2007— The Moravian College International Film Series, Movies on Monocacy will commence its 2007-2008 season with a screening of the Spanish film Volver, (R), on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00pm in Prosser Auditorium located in the Haupert Union Building (HUB).
Volver is set in Madrid, Spain and details the lives of three generations of women—a mother who is hopelessly devoted to a less than perfect husband, an adolescent mother with a rough life and a criminal hairdresser whose salon is center for town gossip. Actress Penelope Cruz won the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress award in 2006 for her role, and was nominated for an Oscar.
Other films scheduled to run include: Lives of Others, rated R, Thursday, October 25, which is set in East Berlin and follows one man’s evolution as he is forced to spy on his girlfriend by the overpowering government; The Spanish Apartment, rated R, Thursday, November 15, chronicles the cultural enlightenment of a French economics student who is sharing an apartment with six other roommates from all across Europe in Barcelona, Spain; In Avenue Montaigne, rated PG-13, showing Thursday, February 28, 2008, a newly Parisian waitress unwittingly becomes a member of the city’s celebrity crown; Nobody Knows, rated PG-13, Thursday, March 27, 2008, a film about four young Japanese siblings who must learn to survive on their own after they are abandoned by their mother.
Admission to the movies are $5. Films range from 105-137 minutes in length. Prosser Auditorium is located in the Haupert Union Building at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem. Movies on Monocacy is supported by the Arts and Lectures Committee at Moravian College. For more information, call 610 861-1491.