Collin College’s Auteur Film Series announces its 2014-2015 season, “Education and Other Dangerous Things.”

Featured films highlight learning as a mode of living.

Dr. Carolyn Perry, professor of Humanities and Auteur Film Series director, said the series on education deals with the important and timely issues of class, ethnic and cultural differences as they affect critical moments in the learning experiences of young people.

“It's my hope that these films and the discussions that follow will open up conversations about the powerful connections between a great educational system and a better society for everyone,” Perry said.

All screenings are free and open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes before the film begins, and seating is limited. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences.

Each film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Collin College faculty and staff.

The first movie of the 2014-2015 Auteur Film Series:

Good Will Hunting

Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.

Angelika Film Center (The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Rd. in Plano)

A young janitor with an incredible gift for mathematics and a giant chip on his shoulder transforms his life with help from an insightful psychologist.

Upcoming films include:

Born Yesterday

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.

Conference Center, Central Park Campus (2200 W. University Dr. in McKinney)

Paul, an erudite journalist, takes on the task of tutoring Billie, who is the uneducated but savvy mistress of Harry, a wealthy thug visiting Washington, D.C., to buy a few senators. Presented in conjunction with The Dignity Initiative and UniteWomen.org.

Children of a Lesser God

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.

Living Legends Conference Center, Spring Creek Campus (2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano)

An unconventional teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with a brilliant deaf woman. The two struggle to overcome the complex personal and cultural barriers between them.

 

 

Precious

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, 7 p.m.

Angelika Film Center (The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Rd. in Plano)

Precious, a teen battered in body, mind, and spirit, enrolls in an alternative school and begins to think about herself and her world in a new way. Presented in conjunction with The Dignity Initiative and African American History Month.

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Goodbye, Children)

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7 p.m.

Living Legends Conference Center, Spring Creek Campus (2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano)

A student at a Catholic boarding school during the Nazi occupation of France becomes friends with one of several Jewish students living at the school under assumed “Catholic” identities.

Dead Poets Society

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7 p.m.

Conference Center, Preston Ridge Campus (9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco)

In 1959, a group of students at a conservative prep school are revolutionized by the life-changing lessons of a new teacher. Presented in conjunction with Writers Bloc.

For more information, including film ratings, visit collin.edu/academics/csce/auteurfilmseries.html or contact Carolyn Perry at cperry@collin.edu. The Auteur Film Series is supported by the Communication and Humanities Division at Collin College.

 

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