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Film Series Searches for Dancing Partner
A film series at Oklahoma City University continues at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 with Maria Novaro’s “Danzon.” Mexican film legend Maria Rojo stars in the drama as Julia, a single mother who is employed as a telephone operator. The high point of her week is to relax at the “danzon,” a weekly dance where dancing partners don’t need to be romantic. When Julia’s regular partner turns up missing, she travels to Veracruz to search for him. Rojo offers a subtle portrait of an everyday woman who faces trouble in order to uncover her strengths. The topic of the film series borrows the theme from the popular and inspirational public radio program-turned book, “This I Believe.” “This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women” is a book based on a National Public Radio series. Harbour Winn, director of OCU’s Film Institute, said the theme offers thought-provoking glimpses into the human condition. “We learn a lot about people when they tell us, in their own words, what they believe,” Winn said. “These stories dive into their deepest thoughts. Through this exploration we also learn a lot about humanity as a whole.” He said the book will “provide direction and reflection for our cross-cultural study.” It will be available for purchase at the film showings. The films are shown in the Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business, located at N.W. 27th Street and McKinley Avenue. Admission is free. Each film in the series will begin at 2 p.m. A discussion of the film will follow. Other films and dates in the series include: • Nikita Mikhalkov’s “12,” Nov. 8 • Ingmar Bergman’s “Fanny and Alexander,” Jan. 24 • Quan An Wang’s “Tuya’s Marriage,” Feb. 7 • Majid Majidi’s “Song of Sparrows,” Feb. 21 • Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s “Lorna’s Silence,” March 7