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Family Matters Close Film Series

The Oklahoma City University Film Institute will conclude its annual series at 2 p.m. March 6 with Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s “Still Walking” in the Meinders School of Business Kerr McGee Auditorium. The school is located at McKinley Avenue and N.W. 27th Street.

“Still Walking” is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them.  

Kore-Eda's film casts a delicate, entrancing spell that gently beguiles as it captures the tensions, the silly misunderstandings, love and lingering regrets that are present in all families,” said Harbour Winn, director of the OCU Film Institute. “Kore-Eda should be considered one of Japan’s living treasures.”

The Los Angeles Times said of the film, “It will strongly move you, but you won't be able to say exactly why. It illuminates 24 hours in the life of a Japanese family, and though it may appear that not much is happening, by the end everything is revealed.”

The 29th anniversary of the OCU film series is based on Rollo May’s book, “The Cry for Myth.” May, a philosopher and psychologist, is credited with bringing European existentialistic ideas to the U.S.

The OCU Film Institute is supported by donations and the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund.  Visit www.okcu.edu/film-lit/ for more information.