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'SMOKE SIGNALS' DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT THIRD OLD DOMINION FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

Chris Eyre, director of the groundbreaking Native American film "Smoke Signals," will be the featured guest speaker during the third annual Old Dominion University Film and Video Festival, "The Kaleidoscopic Lens: Representing Diversity in Film and Television" April 8-14.

Eyre will discuss the 1998 film, billed as the first feature film directed, co-produced, written and acted by American Indians, following a showing at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk.

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 this weekend are:

Saturday, April 8:
1 p.m. "Rizal sa Dapitan" -- Jose Rizal, a Philippine scholar, leads a revolt against the Spanish. Based on a true story (178 min., 1997, in Spanish and Tagalog with English subtitles). Commentator: Araceli Suzara, Old Dominion University. Location: Room 104, Batten Arts and Letters Building.
5 p.m. "Hawaii's Last Queen" -- Queen Lili'uokalani faces the U.S. military (75 min., 1997). Commentator: Vivian Ducat, writer and producer of the documentary. Location: Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building Auditorium.

Sunday, April 9
4:30 p.m. "The Nasty Girl" -- A German high school student researches her town's history and finds out the truth about her town's involvement in the Holocaust. Based on a true story (PG-13, 92 mins, 1990, in German with English subtitles). Commentator: Anna Rosmus, the woman upon whom the story 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: March 30, 2000

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