THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
OKLAHOMA CITY — A film showing at Oklahoma City University at 2 p.m. March 7 will conclude a film series with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s “Lorna’s Silence.”
The destiny of a young woman caught between love and the law of the underworld provides the subject for the 2008 drama. Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, has her sights set on opening a snack bar with her boyfriend. To do this she needs Belgian citizenship papers, so she becomes an accomplice in a diabolical plan devised by a mobster.
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 looks 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 “provides direction and reflection for our cross-cultural study.” It will be available for purchase at the film screening.
The film will be shown in the Kerr McGee Auditorium in the Meinders School of Business, located at N.W. 27th Street and McKinley Avenue. Admission is free. A discussion of the film will follow.