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Features briefs, Oct. 13

Features briefs, Oct. 13
Published: October 12, 2012


OCU presents Arbelaez film

The Oklahoma City University Film Institute's series will continue at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 with Carlos Cesar Arbelaez's “The Colors of the Mountain” in the Meinders School of Business, NW 27 and McKinley Avenue.

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 Arbelaez's quietly assured debut feature film set in a remote village in the Andean region of Colombia. 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 free film's screening is timed to connect with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams' speech on campus in the OCU Distinguished Speaker Series event in OCU's Freede Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

The theme of this year's film series is “Escape From Freedom,” borrowed from the title of a book by social theorist Erich Fromm.

For more information about the series, call 208-5472 or go to