Community invited to free film screenings

ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University's Overlooked Film Festival launches this week with a film selected with Valentine's Day in mind.

"Our free film series returns again this spring with a whole new theme, 'My Back Pages,' and six new films recently released in theaters," said Justin Young, event organizer.

"We have a special treat for Valentine's Day with the romantic fantasy 'About Time' a day before Valentine's Day," Young said. "However, I hope people will give 'Short Term 12' a chance. It has a funny name, but it's one of the sweetest, best films of the year with an amazing performance from the lead actress, Brie Larson."

"About Time" will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Fabiani Theatre in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center. The other films in the series presented by Trine and the Humanities Institute will be shown at the same time and location.

"About Time," rated R, stars Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy.

Other films in "My Back Pages" include:

  • "Short Term 12" on Feb. 20. The R-rated movie features Brie Larson, who gives a strong performance in this story of children living in a foster care facility.
  • "Enough Said," March 13. In his final major performance, James Gandolfini shines alongside Julie Louis-Dreyfus in this romantic comedy about two single parents. The film is rated PG-13.
  • "Nebraska," March 20. Will Forte stars as a son whose aging, boozing father is convinced that millions await him in Nebraska in this R-rated comedy. Bruce Dern and Bob Odenkirk also star.
  • "The Spectacular Now," March 27. The film is a charming, sweet coming-of-age tale in the tradition of John Hughes' "Pretty in Pink" and "Sixteen Candles." Rated R.
  • "Philomena," April 3. Judi Dench plays the leading role in this story of a woman who searches for a son she was forced to give up for adoption when she was a teen. Steve Coogan co-stars in this PG-13 film.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/trinefilmfestival