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The Hampton Roads premiere of the Sundance Film Festival selected film "Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians" will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in conjunction with the third annual Old Dominion University Film and Video Festival, "The Kaleidoscopic Lens: Representing Diversity in Film and Television," which runs through Friday.

The 1999 film, a documentary about Curtis' life as a photographer, is interwoven with many of his famous photographs of North American Indians and will be at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk. Admission information is listed below.

Other events Tuesday include:

9:30 a.m. Yol ("Road") -- Five prisoners given a week's home-leave from a Turkish prison adjust to the harsh outside world. Film was banned in Turkey (114 min., 1982, English subtitles). Commentator: Fran Hassencahl, Old Dominion University. Location: Webb University Center Potomac River Room.

1 p.m. "All Over Me" -- A coming-of-age tale about a New York teen, who is suddenly forced to grapple with issues of loyalty to her friends and her own sexual identity. Commentators: Dana Heller and Andrea Slane, Old Dominion University. Location: Webb University Center, Potomac River Room.

2 p.m. Panel: "Elderly in Film" -- Various clips covering Hollywood's portrayal of the elderly will be shown and discussed (60 min.). Panelist: Area professors lead by William Brown from Regent University. Location: Webb University Center James River Room.

3:30 p.m. "Lilies" -- An aging bishop is forced to relive the role he played in a tragic gay love triangle forty years ago (rated R, 96 min., 1996). Commentator: Eric Shelstad, Old Dominion University. Location: Webb University Center Potomac River Room.

4:30 p.m. "Old Cartoons: Images of the Elderly in Animated Films" -- Examples of animated shorts depicting the elderly will be shown and discussed. Commentator: Terry Lindvall, Regent University. Location: Naro Expanded Cinema. Admission: See below.

All on-campus sessions are free. Most films scheduled at the Naro carry an admission fee ($6 for adults for shows at 7 p.m. or later, $4.50 afternoons; senior citizens 65 and older and children 12 and younger, $4.50; Old Dominion students with ID, $1 discount on evening films).

For more information and a complete listing of festival events: 683-3831, http://web.odu.edu/filmfest or e-mail filmfest@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: April 10, 2000

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