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St. Xavier explores "film and childhood"

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Here's exciting news about a local film series you may be interested in.

St. Xavier University's Film Series, the second longest running film series in Illinois, presents a collection of movies chosen to fit an annual theme. This year's film series explores "film and Childhood." 

This year, the SXU film series will present a slate of international films that focus on the unique perspective of children in the world. Whether illuminating the individual experience of daily life, loss, change, political turmoil or family relations, these films all share a profound and sensitive understanding of the way children experience the world they find themselves in, and how they make sense of situations that are often beyond their control.

The movie for Thursday, Sept. 17 is "Meet Me in St. Louis" (Vincent Minelli, 1944), held in McGuire Hall from 7-10 p.m.

Telling the story of four sisters in Saint Louis at the turn of the 20th century, director Vincent Minnelli masterfully uses the newly available Technicolor to transform the palette of American musicals. Starring Judy Garland, in one of her favorite roles, along with Margaret O'Brien. Featuring songs including "The Trolley Song" and "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" and other classics of American popular music.

The film series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Art and Design and the Illinois Arts Council.

The screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Alison Fraunhar at or (773) 298-3083.

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