Screening and Discussion of Babel (and free pizza, too) in Honor of MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 21st. Besides campus being closed on Monday several events are being held at COCC in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day over the next week.

Thursday, January 17th at 5:30 p.m., there will be a viewing of Babel at the Hitchcock Auditorium. Babel stars Brad Pitt and Kate Blanchett and won the 2006 Oscar for Best Motion Picture. Here’s a brief plot synopsis:

“In an instant, the lives of four separate groups of strangers on three continents collide. The lives of an American tourist couple, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children, two Moroccan boys responsible for an accidental crime and a rebellious Japanese teen – though linked, all remain isolated due to their inabilities to communicate effectively with those around them. Rated R.”

Pizza will be provided and Sandy Henderson, executive director of BendFilm, will lead a discussion after the movie. The event is free and open to the public.

There are more events coming up, including a couple of lectures and another movie showing. See the complete list of events being held.

Click here for a list of books about Martin Luther King Jr. that you can check out from the COCC library.


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