Every year at this time, Lakeland Community College has an International Film Festival, featuring some very good films from around the world. These screenings are free and open to the public.
This year's theme is "Ancient Ties, Modern Conflict: Tradition, Transformation, and the Human Spirit." The three films, showing on consecutive Fridays, look like excellent choices!
There will be a 10-minute informative explanation before the movie starts. Following each film there is a brief question and answer session.
For more information, call[masked]-7508.
How to find the auditorium: After parking in the lot on the left of the main building (where you will see other cars), go in the entrance closest to Rt. 306. Take the elevator up one floor and turn right; you will soon see the auditorium (Room H-101)
7:30 p.m. MOVIE
Film Region: New Zealand
Guest Speaker – Dr. Stephanie Byrd
About the film: In a small New Zealand coastal village, Maori claim descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation, a male heir has succeeded to the chiefly title. The time is now. When twins are born and the boy twin dies, Koro, the chief, is unable to accept his granddaughter, Pai, as a future leader.
Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.
9:30 p.m. REFRESHMENTS/DISCUSSION: Let's go over to Dino's Restaurant, which is just north on Rte. 306, next to the Speedway.
Ask the hostess for the movie group.
GROUP FEE - Goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event. First event is free, thereafter $1.50 per event or $5 for the year.