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OCU Film Series Plays ‘The Violin’

The Oklahoma City University Film Institute will continue its 32nd season with Francisco Vargas’ “The Violin” at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 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 Violin” is the most internationally awarded Mexican film ever made. It details the struggle between the peasants and military in 1970s-era Mexico.

The leading character, Don Plutarco, is a dignified elder who makes his living as a traveling musician. On the side, he secretly smuggles weapons and supplies to the freedom fighters attempting to overthrow the oppressive regime. When he returns to his hometown to find that it has been occupied by the army in his absence, the drama begins.

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, gave a presentation in October for 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:

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

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

* March 9, Denis Villeneuve’s “Incendies”