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SXU's annual film series launches with "Smoke Signals"

Cinema of the Americas film series opens Sept. 12

Chicago (Aug. 23, 2006) – Saint Xavier University’s annual film series is scheduled to begin with a viewing of Chris Eyre’s 1998 film “Smoke Signals” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in McGuire Hall, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago. The screening is free and open to the public.

“Smoke Signals” is a road story that follows two very different Indian men on a journey. One of the men, Victor (played by Adam Beach), is the handsome son of an alcoholic father who abandoned his family; the other, Thomas (played by Evan Adams), lost both parents in a fire at a young age. Along their journey, the movie illustrates the ties that bind the two very different young men together and embraces the lessons they learn from one another. 

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, please contact Alison Fraunhar at fraunhar@sxu.edu or (773) 298-3083.  

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Alison Fraunhar at fraunhar@sxu.edu or (773) 298-3083.  

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