Cleveland State Presents First In Film Series July 22

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Committee for Diversity Initiatives at Cleveland State Community College is launching a film series with the first film, Life of Pi, being shown on Tuesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. in Room 113 of the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center. 

The Life of Pi is based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martell. After a devastating shipwreck, an Indian boy named Pi finds himself stranded on a lifeboat for 227 days with a ferocious Bengal tiger. Together, they face nature's majestic grandeur and fury on an epic journey of discovery.

Other films being shown during the film series include:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower—Thursday, Sept. 18, at 12:45, George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Theater

The Way—Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m., George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Theater

Prince Among Slaves—Monday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Theater

Crash—Tuesday, April 7, at 12:45 p.m. George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Theater

All movies will have a discussion that follows by a facilitator. Attendees need to be able to remain for the discussion at the conclusion of the movie.  

Cleveland State’s film series is a part of the 2014-2015 Program Series sponsored by the Office of Special Programs and Community Relations.  Last year’s program series brought a variety of musical performers and other artists to campus, including Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Judy Carmichael, Award winning spoken word poet and activist Kane Smego, Indie Jazz and Progressive Hip-Hop performing artists The Beast, Grammy Award Winning Native American flutist Joseph Firecrow and Holocaust Survivor Esther Bauer. All events are free to public. For more information on the film series or the 2014-2015 Program Series, email events@clevelandstatecc.edu or call 473-2341.


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