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OCU Film Series Holds a ‘Secret Sunshine’

The Oklahoma City University Film Institute will continue its 32nd season with Lee Chang Dong’s “Secret Sunshine” at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 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.

“Secret Sunshine” is a South Korean film about a mother and son who move to Miryang, a small town where her deceased husband was from. Along the way, her car breaks down and the two are rescued by a local mechanic who later becomes their friend. Later, the mother must deal with a new life tragedy in the new town — the abduction of her only child.

The New York Times said the film is “as dense and gripping as a great novel. It is a great movie, by a major figure in world cinema.”

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. Wednesday 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

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

* 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”