Film Series Ranges from Horror to Science Fiction

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Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent

Friday is a great night for movies at the College of Lake County. Films ranging from science fiction to horror as viewed around the world make up the college's International Film Series this spring.

Films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Room D100 on the Grayslake campus. This classroom boasts a state-of-the-art setup for showing films on Digital Video Disc (DVD).

The programs are open to the public and free of charge. Because of the films' adult content, however, they are not appropriate for children, according to film and English composition instructor Patrick Gonder.

Six foreign films will be shown from January through April during the series, sponsored by the International Education Program. All films will be subtitled.

The series begins Friday with "Akira," a Japanese film considered one of the most influential and visually spectacular science fiction films ever made, Gonder says. This film takes the audience to the streets of a futuristic Tokyo where Punks battle each other and government forces.

On Feb. 8, "The Vertical Ray of the Sun" will be shown. …