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District 9

Directed by Neill Blomkamp USA, 2009, 112 minutes Rated R for violence This Academy Award nominated action film portrays an extraterrestrial race that come to earth. Initially welcomed, they are later confined to a militarized refugee camp/ghetto and ultimately targeted for destruction. This thought-provoking film focuses on how we as a society deal with the “other” and resonates on many levels with current events and issues in our world today. Introduction and post-screening discussion facilitated by Drew Newman, who received a bachelor’s degree in film from Syracuse University. His film, The Man Who Loved Flowers, appeared in the Stephen King Dollar Baby Festival in Los Angeles and Belgium.

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