|Global Visions Films series continues with "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"|
The department of Anthropology's Global Visions Film Series will play "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" follows a budding friendship between two young boys. One is the son of a high-ranking Nazi officer and the other is a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. As their friendship builds, both boys find themselves in a tragic situation that separates them in the end.
"Moviegoers can be forgiven for feeling a little Holocaust fatigue. There have been so many films about the subject, or using it as a backdrop, that there's no shame in feeling a bit numb to it all. And then, 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' comes along and brings us fresh eyes and the wounds reopen anew. This is the most heartbreaking film about the Holocaust since Schindler's List. How Mark Herman's film of John Boyne's novel manages such poignancy in 90 compact minutes is nothing short of miraculous." - Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel Movie Critic
The department of Anthropology's popular Global Visions Film Series seeks to bring an array of international films to the Grand Forks Community. Two films are presented each month in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union at the University of North Dakota. Attendance is free, but a small donation of $1 is requested.
Upcoming films, all at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, are:
"Sangre De Mi Sangre" - Tuesday, Nov. 17
"Days of Glory" - Tuesday, Dec. 1