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North Ga. foreign film festival starts Monday

POSTED: September 15, 2011 12:20 a.m.

DAHLONEGA — The annual Fall International Film Festival opens next week at North Georgia College & State University with the first of five movies.

The festival, sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts and the Modern Language Department, will hold screenings at the Gloria Shott Auditorium. All are freeand begin at 7 p.m. Mondays.

The first movie, set for Monday, Sept. 19, is "The Joy Luck Club," produced by Oliver Stone. The movie follows four young Chinese women born in the U.S. and their mothers, born in feudal China, as they explore their past in hopes of bridging the generational and cultural gaps that separate them.

Yishin (Nicolás) Hu, North Georgia's language lab director and a Spanish instructor, will introduce the movie.

Other movies in the festival include: "The Cave of the Yellow Dog," from Mongolia/Germany, Oct. 3; "Octubre," from Peru, Oct. 24; "Incendies," from Canada, Nov. 7; and a final film to be determined Nov. 21.


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