Centenary Film Society Announces Spring Schedule

For Immediate Release (3/97)
Contact Dr. Jefferson Hendricks, Associate Professor of English,
318-869-5254, or
Lynn Stewart or Amy Botlinghouse, Centenary News Service
318-869-5120 or 318-869-5709

SHREVEPORT, LA -- The Centenary Film Society opened its 1997 spring season with the Academy Award-winning Dutch film, Antonia's Line; the French film I Can't Sleep, and Manny & Lo, an American film by director Lisa Drueger.

The season continues through April 17. Other films to be shown are described below.

  • March 5 and 6: Safe, American film directed by Todd Haynes. An average housewife is leading an average life until a debilitating illness sets her apart. Stars Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley and James Le Gros.

  • March 11 and 13: Welcome To the Dollhouse, American film directed by Todd Solondz. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival. A funny, unsentimental look at the agonies of American adolescence. Stars Heather Matarazzo, Eric Mabius and Matthew Faber.

  • March 18 and 20: The Young Poisoner's Handbook, British Film directed by Benjamin Ross. Based on the true story of a brilliant, 14-year old Londoner who is obsessed with becoming "the greatest poisoner the world has ever seen." Stars Hugh O'Conor, Antony Sher and Ruth Sheen.

  • April 1 and 3: Nobody Loves Me, German film directed by Doris Dorrie. Anarchic yet affirmative comedy about a young woman's efforts to find love and happiness in multi-cultural Germany. Stars Maria Shrader, Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss. German with subtitles.

  • April 9 and 10: The Monster, Italian film. Director, Roberto Benigni (considered Italy's answer to Robin Williams, Woody Allen and Jim Carey) takes the serious premise of a man wanted as a serial killer and turns it into an absurd chaos. Stars Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi. Italian with subtitles.

  • April 11: Chronic and other short films by Jennifer Reeves, American director, Jennifer Reeves will be showing a program of seven short films and will answer questions after the showing. Experimental works are being co-sponsored by Centenary and Shreveport's Contemporary Arts Center.

  • April 15 and 17: Wallace and Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation, British film directed by Nick Park and others. Stop-motion animation of plasticine figures, resulting in a funky, tactile, ultra-flexible style in this series of cartoons.

    All films begin at 7 p.m. and are shown in room 114 of Mickle Hall on the Centenary College campus. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 senior citizens and students. Tickets are available at the door.