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Foreign film showing Thurs. May 21

Decorah Public Library is hosting a free public screening of the award-winning, unrated Belgian film “Ben X” Thursday May 21 at 6:30 pm in the 2nd floor Mezzanine Gallery.
When May 21, 2009
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where in the Mezzanine
Contact Name
Contact Phone 563-382-3717
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Decorah Public Library is hosting a free public screening of the award-winning, unrated Belgian film “Ben X” Thursday May 21 at 6:30 pm in the 2nd floor Mezzanine Gallery.

 

About Ben X: “Ben is a bit different. His life is full of strange rituals, and a mild form of autism prevents normal communication with others. As a result, he often seems to be living in another universe- while he is a courageous hero in the computer gaming world that consumes him, Ben is tormented by classmates and ignored by apathetic teachers in his daily life. As the bullies’ relentless attacks push him over the edge and out of control, his online dreamgirl, Scarlite, steps in to help him devise a perfect plan to make them pay for their persecution. Director Nic Balthazar’s dazzling debut blends fantasy and harsh social realism to create an unforgettable film.”

 

Ben X is not recommended for children. Parents with questions about the film’s suitability for teens are encouraged to contact event organizer Kristin Torresdal at 382-3717 for more information or to preview the film.