Collin College's Auteur Film Series will screen "Precious" on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center (2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano) as part of its 2014-2015 "Education and Other Dangerous Things" theme.

Dr. Carolyn Perry, Auteur Film Series director, said the series on education deals with the important and timely issues of class and 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.

The screening is 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.

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. "Precious" is presented in conjunction with The Dignity Initiative and African American History Month and will be followed by a panel discussion led by Collin College faculty and staff.

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.

 

About Collin College

Collin College is a community college in North Texas’ Collin County. One of the fastest-growing community colleges or universities in Texas, the college serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. With seven campuses throughout the college district, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. Collin College has locations in Plano (Spring Creek Campus), McKinney (Central Park Campus) and Frisco (Preston Ridge Campus). In addition, there are satellite centers in Plano, Allen and Rockwall. For more information, visit collin.edu.