"Poetry" a Classic Tale of Morality

sfi_feb_11.jpgWinner of the Best Screenplay Award at last year's Cannes Film Festival, "Poetry" is the story of a sixty-something woman, faced with a crippling medical diagnosis and the discovery of a heinous family crime, who finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.

Presented by the Sonoma Film Institute on February 11 and February 13, Lee Chang-dong's follow-up to his acclaimed Secret Sunshine is a masterful study of the subtle empowerment - and moral compass - of an elderly woman.

"Poetry" plays Friday, February 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 13 at 4 p.m. in Warren Auditorium, Ives 101.

Admission is $6 general admission, $5 for non-SSU students and senior citizens, $4 for SFI members and children under 12, and free for SSU students.

"Poetry" is the second of fourteen films slated for screenings during the spring semester, including:

"Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie" - February 18, February 20

"The Complete Metropolis" - February 25

"L'Enfant (The Child)" - March 4, March 6

"Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen" - March 11, March 13

"Make Way for Tomorrow" - March 18, March 20

"The Secret of the Grain" - March 25, March 27

"Soul Kitchen" - April 1, April 3

"La Mission" - April 8, April 10

"I Know Where I'm Going" - April 15

"Troubled Water" - April 29

"Le Quattro Volte" - May 6, May 8

"Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" - May 13, May 15

The Sonoma Film Institute (SFI) is located on the Sonoma State University campus, and is the oldest film repertory organization in the North Bay Area. Since 1973, SFI has unspooled enough celluloid to reach the next galaxy.

Each year, between September and May, SFI presents more than 50 films. These screenings - ranging from silent cinema to the avant-garde, from contemporary American fare to films from the Third World - expand the educational opportunities to students, as well as providing cultural benefit to the campus and surrounding community.

For more information on the Sonoma Film Institute, visit the website at http://www.sonoma.edu/sfi/, or contact Eleanor Nichols, SFI Director, at (707) 664-2606 or nicholse@sonoma.edu.

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