A free screening of the movie "Student" directed by Darezhan Omirbayev will be held at Parkland College in Room C118 on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The movie is being shown as part of the Global Lens 2013 film series sponsored on campus by the Parkland Art Gallery.
A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward the commission of a violent crime, spurred on by postmodern musings and a post-Soviet order characterized by growing inequality, institutional corruption and a ruthless ethic of “eat or be eaten.“ Inspired by Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, director Omirbayev roots his nameless student in the losing segment of Kazakhstan’s new capitalist era, whose population watches the rich rise above common legal proscriptions and old-fashioned communal values. Omirbayev’s brooding protagonist may prove the willing student of the age, but he alone reckons with the consequences of his actions—a gesture strikingly at odds with a world losing a consistent
concept of justice.
More details about the film can be found at www.globalfilm.org
. For more information on upcoming shows in the series, visiti the gallery website
or contact the gallery at 217/351-2485.