Centenary Film Society Announces Spring Schedule
For Immediate Release (3/97)
Contact Dr. Jefferson Hendricks, Associate Professor of English,
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
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
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.