DeBartolo Center hosts faith film series and premiere



The University of Notre Dame will host the Midwest premiere of Canadian director Bernard Émonds filmSummit Circleas a part of the UniversitysFilms and Faith 2008film festival, which will take place Feb. 8 to 10 (Friday to Sunday) in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.

Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for Notre Dame faculty and staff, and $3 for students and seniors.Tickets may be purchased in advance at or by calling the DeBartolo Center box office at 574-631-2800.

A screening ofThe Novena,a 2005 film by Émond will open theFilms and Faith Weekend: Meditations of Death (and Life)series.Émond currently is working on a trilogy of films based on faith, hope and charity.The NovenaandSummit Circleare the first two films of the trilogy.In addition to Émonds films, the series also includes Ingmar BergmansThe Seventh Sealand Akira KurosawasIruku.

The series is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre in conjunction with the Department of Theology, DeBartolo Center, and College of Arts and Letters.
More information and a complete schedule of screenings and discussions are available on the Web at .

Contact: Leigh Hayden, director of external relations, 574-631-2726, or Kyle Fitzenreiter, marketing manager, 574- 631-1873, .

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