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Jan. 25, 2010

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

Dinner and a Movie with Brian Keegan heats up Thursday evenings

Popular foreign film and culinary nights planned for winter months

For more than 15 years, chef and film buff Brian Keegan has presented more than 75 award-winning foreign films coupled with authentic dinners that match the country of origin of those films. This winter Keegan’s popular and innovative project will again be hosted on the campus of The Ohio State University at Lima.

The dinners will be served in the Reed Hall Cafeteria adjacent to the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts where the films will be shown. In keeping with project tradition, the films selected for the 2010 winter series have all had successful showings at international film festivals:

Feb. 4 – The Sea Inside (Spain, 2004) Directed by Alejandro Amenábar, The Sea Inside is the true story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Starring Javier Bardem and the winner of over 50 international film festival awards, including the 2005 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

March 4 – Water (India/Canada, 2005) Directed by Deepa Mehta, Water examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

April 1 – Bon Voyage (France, 2003) Directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau.

At the start of World War II, the fate of the free world hangs in the balance at the posh Hotel Splendide in Bordeaux. Cabinet members, journalists, physicists, and spies of all persuasions gather in order to escape the Nazi occupation of Paris. High society socialites hobnob with jailbirds. Murderous intrigues, scientific secrets and love affairs flourish. Multiple award winner and Oscar Nominee.

As in the past, doors will open at 6:00 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the film will be shown at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $30 per evening or $80 for the full series. Tickets for the movie only are $5 per person per show.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call the Ohio State Lima Box Office at (419) 995-8382.

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