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William Woods to host independent film screenings

by Anakin Bush | January 25, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.

William Woods University will host early screenings of independent movies over the next three months as part of a program with a local PBS-affiliated station.

The film series is called "Indie Pop-Up," according to a release from WWU. The screenings are made possible through a partnership between the university and KMOS-TV, a PBS-affiliated station in Warrensburg.

Three independent movies will have "pre-broadcast screenings" on WWU's campus.

The first film in the showcase is "Love in the Time of Fentanyl." The showing will be Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in Dulany Library Auditorium on WWU's campus.

The second film in the series is "Storming Caesars Palace," and will be shown on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in Dulany Library Auditorium.

The final film in the series will be "Free Choi Soo Lee." This showing will be on Thursday, Mar. 30 at 6 p.m. in Dulany Library Auditorium.

Each screening will also be supplemented with discussions with members of the production teams or experts in the subject matters of the films, according to a release.

"For nearly 20 years, this series has brought hundreds of thousands of participants together across the country to view the work of aspiring filmmakers, and to discuss issues that impact local communities," Tony Weed, dean of social sciences at WWU, said in a release. "We are thrilled to bring this event to The Woods."

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