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'Son' Rises for OCU Film Series

The Oklahoma City University Film Institute will continue its 32nd season with Lorraine Levy’s “The Other Son,” screening at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Meinders School of Business Kerr McGee Auditorium. The business school is located at N.W. 27th Street and McKinley Avenue.

Admission to all films in the series is free. The series is supported in part by the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund and endowments through OCU and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

“The Other Son” is about a man who, while preparing to join the Israeli army for his national service, realizes that he is not who he thinks he is. This realization has changes the lives of a Tel Aviv Israeli family and a West Bank Palestinian family, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, values and beliefs.

According to a review in The Huffington Post “‘The Other Son’ raises the stakes on what is already an emotionally charged situation.”

This year’s OCU Film Institute season is titled “Identity in Diversity: Religious Pluralism.” It is based on Eboo Patel’s book “Acts of Faith.” Patel, the founder of Interfaith Youth Core, will give a public presentation on campus at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 as part of OCU’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

For more information, contact Harbour Winn, OCU Film Institute director, at (405) 208-5472 or e-mail hwinn@okcu.edu.

A discussion session follows each film screening for those who wish to participate. Other dates and films in the season are:

* Nov. 3, Lee Chang dong’s “Secret Sunshine”

* Jan. 26, Francisco Vargas’ “The Violin”

* Feb. 9, Mohammad Rasoulof’s “The White Meadows”

* Feb. 23, Rajnesh Domalpalli’s “Vanaja”

* March 9, Denis Villeneuve’s “Incendies”

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