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Film Series Concludes with 'Incendies'

The Oklahoma City University Film Institute will conclude its 32nd season with Denis Villeneuve’s “Incendies” at 2 p.m. March 9 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.

In “Incendies,” a mother’s dying wish creates a painful puzzle her children are forced to solve. At the reading of their mother's will, twins Jeanne and Simon are given instructions to travel to Lebanon to piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world. Along the way they make a shocking discovery.

Villeneuve's screen adaptation of a play by a Lebanese-Canadian playwright tells a story of courage, cruelty, family mysteries and a chain of anger that can only be broken by love.This Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee unfolds backward and forward in time as a riveting, intricate mystery story.

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.

A discussion session follows each film screening for those who wish to participate.

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