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September 24

American Romanian Festival

Friday, September 24, 7 pm - 11 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium
$10 in advance through http://www.americanromanianfestival.org or cash or check at the door.

In this 2009 film by Corneliu Porumboiu, Cristi is a policeman who refuses to arrest a young man who offers hash to two of his schoolmates. Cristi believes that the law will change; he does not want the life of a young man he considers irresponsible to be a burden on his conscience. For his superior the word conscience has an entirely different meaning. (115 min, NR, English subtitles)

American Romanian Festival Executive Director Marian Tanau and Ramona Uritescu-Lombard, an expert in Romanian cinema and lecturer in the German and Comparative Literature departments at UM, will introduce the film and host a Q&A after the film.

Part of the Fourth Annual American Romanian Festival, this event is sponsored by Michigan Arts Council and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

categories: Film