Collin College Announces 2017-2018 Film Series

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Sept. 18, 2017- Showcasing the strong spirit of the ordinary working person, the 2017-2018 Collin College Auteur Film Series will bring the authentic voice of the multitudes to the screen with a “Caste of Thousands: Films About the Working Class.” 

All screenings are free and open to the public. Doors open 30 minutes before the film begins, and seating is limited. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences. Each film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Collin College faculty and staff.

The first movie of the 2017-2018 Auteur Film Series: 

“The Motorcycle Diaries”
7 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano)
A young medical student travels across South America, works with lepers in Peru, and discovers his true vocation. Based on the journals of Che Guevara. Presented in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month.

Upcoming films include:

“Norma Rae”
7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 19
The Angelika Film Center (The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano)
A single mother becomes involved in union activities in the dangerous textile factory where she works. Based on a true story. 

“Billy Elliot”
7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Preston Ridge Campus conference center (9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco)

The son of a coal miner discovers a remarkable talent for ballet and struggles to pursue his dream during the 1985 miners’ strike in northern England.

“Queen of Katwe”
7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 8
The Angelika Film Center (The Shops at Legacy, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano)
A Ugandan girl living in a slum discovers a startling aptitude for chess, leading her to compete in the World Chess Olympiads. Based on a true story. Presented in conjunction with African American History Month.

7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6
Central Park Campus conference center (2200 W. University Drive in McKinney)

An unlikely alliance between Welsh coal miners and LGBT activists results in comedy, pathos and triumph. Based on a true story. 

7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11
Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano)
In 1951, the basketball team in tiny, impoverished Hickory, Indiana is led to play in the state championship by a disgraced former coach.

For more information, including film ratings, visit or contact Dr. Carolyn Perry at The Auteur Film Series is supported by the Communication and Humanities Division at Collin College.

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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