Film series reflects 'Colors of the Mountain'
The Oklahoma City University Film Instituteâ€™s series will continue at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 with Carlos CĂ©sar ArbelĂˇezâ€™s â€śThe Colors of the Mountainâ€ť in the Kerr McGee Auditorium of Meinders School of Business. The school is located at NW 27 and McKinley Avenue.
Admission to all films in the series is free. The series is supported in part by the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund and endowments through OCU and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
A soccer ball marooned in a minefield is the central image of ArbelĂˇezâ€™s quietly assured debut feature film set in a remote village in the Andean region of Colombia. Itâ€™s a symbol of the charactersâ€™ lives, which are menaced on one side by guerrillas and on the other by paramilitary groups.
The plot follows a group of boys led by 9-year-old Manuel. The group is obsessed with playing soccer even though minefields abound in the area.
The film was Colombiaâ€™s Oscar candidate submission and the first film from that country in the OCU Film Instituteâ€™s history. The Hollywood Reporter called it, â€śBreathtakingly scenic â€¦ nimbly captures the pleasures and pains of childhood bonds.â€ť
This filmâ€™s screening is timed to connect with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williamsâ€™ speech on campus in the OCU Distinguished Speaker Series event in the Freede Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.
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