Arcadia University Hosts Free Film Screening of A Village Called Versailles, Feb. 9
Glenside, PA—January 19, 2010—Arcadia University’s Community Cinema film series, a monthly film screening showcasing the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens www.independentlens.org, will host a free film screening of A Village Called Versailles on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:15 p.m., in The Chat Performance area located in the Dining Complex. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside. The event is free and open to the public.
A Village Called Versailles—S. Leo Chaing—Details a neighborhood in New Orleans. For over 30 years, home to the most ethnically dense Vietnamese population outside Vietnam, its residents lived a quiet existence on the edge of New Orleans. But then came Hurricane Katrina, the immense piles of garbage and the shocking discovery of a toxic landfill planned just miles away. Watch their inspiring story as they fight back, turning a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance to build a better future.
For more information about arts and cultural events at Arcadia University, visit www.arcadia.edu/arts.
Arcadia University cordially invites community members to view its monthly free screenings and to participate in post-screening discussions about the issues that highlight timely and important issues. Screenings are followed by a panel discussion featuring guest speakers and/or Arcadia faculty, staff and students.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2009). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top master’s universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.