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Saint Xavier University Hosts Annual Film Series

"Since Otar Left" will be shown

Saint Xavier University will continue its 2005-2006 Film Series with a showing of Julie Bertucelli’s “Since Otar Left” on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall, located in the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103 rd St., Chicago. A discussion featuring Saint Xavier faculty and community experts will follow the film. Both the film and the discussion are free and open to the public.

The film follows three generations of Georgian women living together in one crumbling apartment in the former Soviet republic. The mother painfully misses her son, Otar, since he left to work in Paris, while her daughter resents her obsession with the brother, and the grandmother is desperately seeking adventure of any sort. When the daughter finds out her brother has died, she hides the truth from her mother, changing the relationship between the three women forever.

The series is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Art and Design, and the Illinois Arts Council. For more information, contact Alison Fraunhar at fraunhar@sxu.edu or (773) 298-3083.


Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, educates men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.

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