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"THE CUP" HIGHLIGHTS MONDAY'S FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL OFFERINGS

The Hampton Roads premiere of the Sundance Film Festival selected film "The Cup" will be Monday, April 10, in conjunction with the third annual Old Dominion University Film and Video Festival, "The Kaleidoscopic Lens: Representing Diversity in Film and Television."

The 2000 film, which chronicles a young Tibetan Buddhist monk's obsession with watching soccer's World Cup, will be shown at 8 p.m. at the Naro Expanded Cinema.

Other events Monday include:

10 a.m. "Different and the Same: Excluding Others" -- A 15-minute video clip explaining to children the pains of being excluded. Video is followed by a performance by the Old Dominion University Speech Chorus (60 min.). Sponsored by WHRO's "Colors All Our Own" outreach initiative. Location: Room 246, Child Study Center.

10 a.m. "Hate" -- Three young men - a Jew, a Black and an Arab - face the troubles of gang life on the streets of Paris (rated R, 96 min., 1997, in French with English subtitles). Commentator: Peter Schulman, assistant professor of foreign languages at Old Dominion University. Location: Webb University Center Potomac River Room.

11 a.m. Panel: "Teaching Diversity with Film" -- Designed for teachers, this panel offers some suggestions on how to use film to address diversity topics in the classroom. Panelist: Jane Elvins from University of Colorado and William Hart, associate professor of communication, Old Dominion University. Location: Webb University Center James River Room.

12:30 p.m. "Walk the Proud Land" -- The true story of an "Indian Agent" working for peace with Apaches, starring Audie Murphy (89 min., 1956). Commentator: Fred Warren, Old Dominion University. Location: Webb University Center Potomac River Room.

2:15 p.m. "Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee" -- Mary Crow Dog aids the Lakota in their struggle for their rights - a struggle culminating in an armed standoff with U.S. government forces in 1973. Based on a true story (113 min., 1994). Commentator: Fred Warren, Old Dominion University. Location: Webb University Center Potomac River Room.

4:30 p.m. "Thunderheart" -- An FBI man with a Sioux background discovers his heritage when he is sent to a Sioux reservation to help with a murder investigation, starring Val Kilmer. Based on actual events (rated R, 119 min., 1992). Commentator: Rabiah Seminole, executive director of the American Indian Cultural Resource Center. Location: Webb University Center Potomac River Room.

7 p.m. "Bound" -- A short film about a Chinese/British woman who confronts the complexities of her cultural identity (15 min.). Commentator: filmmaker Kimi Takesue. Location: Naro Expanded Cinema. Admission: See below; included with ticket to "The Cup."

7:30 p.m. "Rosewater" -- A short film about a man who struggles to cultivate beauty in a desolate urban world (13 min.). Commentator: the filmmaker Kimi Takesue. Location: Naro Expanded Cinema. Admission: Included with ticket to "The Cup."

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 3, 2000

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