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Women's movies will

be screened on campus

Three films will be shown between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday at the Women's Film Festival, to be held in the Ben Linder Room at the Erb Memorial Union, 1222 E. 13th Ave.

The films:

"A String of Pearls" is a 56-minute film is by Camille Billops, an African-American filmmaker who completes her family's documentary trilogy with this project.

"Defending Our Lives" is a 42-minute film that won the 1994 Academy Award for best documentary short subject. The movie explores the magnitude and severity of domestic violence in the United States through the testimonials of four women imprisoned for killing their batterers.

"Friends" is a drama by Elaine Proctor. The 109-minute film tells the story of three South African women who find their friendship put to the test after one is involved in a deadly bomb incident.

The festival is sponsored by the Associated Students of the UO Women's Center. Admission is free.

Dueling filmmakers will

show off documentaries

Filmmakers Roger Beebe and Tony Gault will be in Eugene on Monday to engage in a Head to Head Film Duel of experimental documentaries at the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts, 110 W. Broadway.

The event will begin at 8 p.m. The admission charge is $3.

Gault's untitled documentary explores the life of Jack Foco, who is diagnosed with cancer just as he begins to find success as a painter.

Beebe is a professor of film and media studies at the University of Florida. His works include "Strip Mall Trilogy" and "Famous Irish Americans."

On Feb. 7, DIVA will host a Devon Damonte direct animation workshop from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. ($15 to $20), followed by an 8 p.m. screening of Damonte's "Texture of Gesture" ($5).

For more information, call 954-8373.

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jan 30, 2004
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