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International Film Series showcases worldwide cinema

“The Owl and the Sparrow,” the first movie in MTSU’s fall 2011 International Film Series, will be shown at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Keathley University Center Theater.

The family-friendly motion picture from Vietnam is the story of Thuy, an orphan who runs away to Saigon and befriends other orphans who live on the streets. She meets Hai, a zookeeper, and Lan, a stewardess, and tries to bring them together, but finds that matchmaking is not easy.

Future movies on the schedule include “Soul Kitchen” from Germany on Saturday, Nov. 12, and the film “Ajami,” co-directed by an Israeli Jew and a Palestinian citizen of Israel, on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The International Film Series, which is co-sponsored by the Department of Student Programming and the Office of International Affairs, is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Student Programming at 615-898-2551 or the Office of International Affairs at 615-898-8190.

— Gina K. Logue (Gina.Logue@mtsu.edu)