SIU Cinema, Photography Department to host film series

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Cinema and Photography is planning to present a Film Friday series starting Feb. 8.

The series is scheduled to feature seven free international films. The film screenings all are scheduled to start at 4 p.m. 

The films will be shown in the French Auditorium in Lindegren Hall on the SIU campus and are open to the public.

The schedule, with film, country of origin, year, director and curator, follows:

Feb. 8: “Omar,” Palestine, 2013, directed by Hany Abu-Assad; presented by Justin Zarian, doctoral candidate.

Feb. 15: “Dangal,” India, 2016, directed by Nitesh Tiwari; presented by Diksha Mittal, doctoral candidate.

March 22: “Mur Murs,” France, 1981, directed by Agnès Varda; presented by Sam Smucker, master’s candidate.

March 29: “October 1,” Nigeria, 2014, directed by Kunle Afolayan; presented by Abimola Iyun, doctoral candidate.

April 12: “Tony Manero,” Chile, 2008, directed by Pablo Larrain; presented by Soumik Pal, doctoral candidate.

April 19: “Born In Flames,” United States, 1983, directed by Lizzie Borden; presented by Katie Hinders, master’s candidate.

April 26: “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (The Producer’s Cut),” United States, 1995/2015, directed by Joe Chappelle; presented by Khara Lukancic, doctoral candidate.

For more information about the series, contact or department chair H.D. Motyl at

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