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OCU film series selects fan favorites

Oklahoma City University’s Film Institute will begin its 40th annual series with a free screening of “Volver” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Norick Art Center studio.

In his trademark style, Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar offers an engaging story about the complicated lives of an eccentric family of women. The film portrays a vividly colorful, enchanting, melodramatic tale that explores the strength of family ties and pokes at the boundaries of reality and ethics.

This year’s Film Institute series theme is “Viewers’ Choice” and honors the series creator, Harbour Winn. The films were selected based on nominations from audiences over the course of the previous year and represent crowd favorites and requests from different eras, cultures and filmmaking styles. Current series director Tracy Floreani said, “We’re proud to have provided international and arthouse films free to the community since long before many options were available to see them on the big screen here in Oklahoma City. The 40th year seems worthy of celebration.”

The full schedule and more information about the selections are online at okcu.edu/film-lit. Other dates and films are:

  • Oct. 10, “We Are Little Zombies”
  • Nov. 14, “Toni”
  • Dec. 12, “Burnt By The Sun”
  • Jan. 9, “Dick Johnson Is Dead”
  • Feb. 13, “Wings of Desire”
  • March 13, “The Conformist”
  • April 10, “Chan Is Missing”

Until further notice, all audience members are requested to wear masks and observe physical distancing at the on-campus screenings. The Norick Art Center is located at 1601 NW 26th St.