UO film series features movies by Steven Spielberg

EUGENE, Ore. -- (April 15, 2009) -- "Directed by Steven Spielberg," a University of Oregon film series that investigates Spielberg's influence as a director and producer on the film industry and culture, will begin Thursday, April 23, with "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," which was produced by Spielberg. A UO graduate student will give a short talk before each movie, contextualizing the film's place within Spielberg's filmmaking career and the history of film itself.

The film series schedule for spring term is:
• "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," April 23
• "The Goonies," April 30
• "Koi Mil Gaya," May 7
• "Munich," May 14

Movies start at 6 p.m. in Room 110 of Willamette Hall, 1371 East 13th Ave. The series, which is presented by the department of English, is free and open to the public.

For more information about the series, email Drew Beard, English department GTF, abeard3@uoregon.edu.

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Contact: Julie Brown, 541-346-3185, julbrown@uoregon.edu