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International Film Series to Show French Film

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Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Jake Erhardt International Film Series will show the French film Hors de prix (Priceless) Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater in the McKelvey Campus Center.

The event is free and open to the public. Westminster film studies students will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the showing.

The 2006 film won the NRJ Ciné Award for Best Kiss and was nominated for Best Foreign Romance Trailer.

In this romantic comedy, directed by Pierre Salvadori, a young gold digger woos a mild-mannered bartender, a man she has mistaken for a wealthy suitor.

This is the first film in the series for this semester. Additional films scheduled are The Stoning of Soraya M., March 23, and Chi bi (Red Cliff), April 20.

The International Film Series is named in honor of its founder, Dr. Jacob Erhardt, professor of German emeritus at Westminster College. Erhardt, who taught at Westminster from 1968 until his retirement in 2004, served as chair of his department from 1970-1986, was named the Language Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Modern Languages Association, translated into English Robert Reitzel's Adventures of a Greenhorn, and was recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as an outstanding member.

Contact Dr. Deborah Mitchell, Westminster associate professor of English and coordinator of the film series, at (724) 946-7030 or e-mail for more information.