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A panel on racial stereotypes in film will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13, as part of the third annual Old Dominion University Film and Video Festival, "The Kaleidoscopic Lens: Representing Diversity in Film and Television."

The session, in the Cape Charles Room of Webb University Center, will be followed by screenings of the films "Carmen Jones" (1 p.m.), a musical set in an all-black Army camp starring Harry Belafonte, and black exploitation films "Foxy Brown" (3 p.m.) with Pam Grier and "Shaft" (4:45 p.m.) starring Richard Roundtree.

More than 30 films and events, designed to raise awareness of different cultures and explain the filmmaking process, are scheduled on the Old Dominion campus and at the Naro. Guest commentators will be available for questions after many of the presentations.

Other events Thursday include:

9:30 a.m. "Bontoc Eulogy" -- A documentary covering the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair which included a live exhibit of "primitive" tribesmen from what is now known as the Philippines (56 min., 1995). Commentator: Maria Luisa Igloria, associate professor of English at Old Dominion University. A poetry reading will be included. Location: Webb University Center Cape Charles Room.

7:15 p.m. "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored" -- A boy under the guidance of his grandfather, faces difficulties as he grows up in the segregated South, directed by Tim Reid and starring Al Freeman, Jr. (rated PG, 115 min., 1996). Commentator: Clifton Taulbert, author of the book on which the film is based. Location: Naro Expanded Cinema.

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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