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5TH ANNUAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL APRIL 8-13

Hampton, Va., native Steve James, the producer and director of such acclaimed works as "Hoop Dreams," will deliver the keynote presentation for Old Dominion University's Fifth Annual Film and Video Festival, which begins April 8 and concludes April 13 with James' lecture.

After winning the "Audience Award" at the Sundance Film Festival and every major critic's prize for best documentary of 1994, James followed the success of "Hoop Dreams" with two features, "Prefontaine" and "Passing Glory," both of which he co-wrote and directed. He currently is at work as executive producer of "The New Americans," a multi-part nonfiction film for public television that interweaves the stories of several immigrants.

Other festival highlights include the regional premiere of the 2002 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, "No Man's Land"; a screening of the Marx Brothers' classic, "Duck Soup"; a presentation by film historian Natalie Zemon Davis; a roundtable discussion of terrorism and the media; and the premiere of several films by Old Dominion students.
In all, more than 30 films and events are planned to celebrate the festival theme, "Visions of Peace and War," which took on additional significance following the attacks of Sept. 11.

All events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the showing of "No Man's Land" at the Naro Expanded Cinema, for which there is a nominal admission fee.

For more information visit www.odu.edu/filmfest or call 683-3828.

The complete schedule of events is as follows:

Monday, April 8
10 a.m. - Tora! Tora! Tora! (Richard Fleischer & Kinji Fukasaku, 1970)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

1 p.m. - Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

4 p.m. - You, Me, Jerusalem (Micha X. Peled & George Khleifi, 1995)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

7 p.m. - Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997)
102 Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building


Tuesday, April 9
10 a.m. - Peace Pilgrim (1997)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

Noon - La Jettée (Chris Marker, 1962)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

2 p.m. - The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa, 1956)
332 Batten Arts & Letters Building

3 p.m. - Terrorism Roundtable
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

4 p.m. - The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1978)
107 Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

7 p.m. - Swing Shift (Jonathan Demme, 1984)
Virginia Wesleyan College, Blocker Science Auditorium

10 p.m. - Catch-22 (Mike Nichols, 1970)
104 Batten Arts & Letters Building


Wednesday, April 10
10 a.m. - Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

Noon - Dogfight (Nancy Savoca, 1991)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

3 p.m. - The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise, 1951)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

5 p.m. - Faces of the Enemy (Bill Jersey, 1987)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

7 p.m. - "Can Films Tell Good History?" a presentation by Natalie Zemon Davis
102 Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building

10 p.m. - Three Kings (David O. Russell, 1999)
104 Batten Arts & Letters Building


Thursday, April 11
11 a.m. - Precious Cargo (Janet Gardner, 2000)
104 Batten Arts & Letters Building

1 p.m. - Lawrence of Arabia (Steven Lean, 1962)
Regent University, Library Auditorium

1 p.m. - Cup Final (Eran Riklis, 1991)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

3 p.m. - Children in War (Alan and Susan Raymond, 1999)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

7 p.m. - 2002 Academy Award winner No Man's Land (Danis Tanovic, 2001)
Naro Expanded Cinema, Norfolk


Friday, April 12
11 a.m. - Student Films
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

1 p.m. - Bata, Bata (Chito Rono, 1998)
Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center

3:30 p.m. - Video Master Class with Konrad Winters & Antonio Zarro
Stables Theatre

7 p.m. - Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk


Saturday, April 13
7:30 p.m. - An Evening With Writer/Director Steve James
(Hoop Dreams, The New Americans)
102 Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building

This article was posted on: April 1, 2002

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