CORVALLIS - A documentary that examines Oregon's controversial Ballot Measure 9 - which in 1992 sought to limit the rights of homosexuals - is among the featured films of Oregon State University's International Film Series' spring term schedule.
Titled simply "Ballot Measure 9," the documentary by Heather MacDonald won the 1995 Sundance Festival "Audience Award." It will be shown May 10-11 at OSU's Gilfillan Auditorium in Wilkinson Hall.
Another contemporary slice of life is "Art for Teachers of Children," a 1995 autobiographical recounting of director Jennifer Montgomery's experiences, centering around a high school student having an affair with a married teacher. It is scheduled May 17-18.
Many of the other spring term films are works from some of Europe's most accomplished filmmakers. There's "The Story of Adele H." by French director Francois Truffaut; "Fellini's Roma," by Italy's legendary Federico Fellini; and "The Devil Probably," by a talented, but comparatively obscure filmmaker, Robert Bresson.
Another noted director will be represented by an early work. "Two Friends" was the 1985 feature debut of Jane Campion, a filmmaker from New Zealand who has gone on to worldwide recognition with her films, including "The Piano."
OSU's International Film Series is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the English department. All films will be shown at Gilfillan Auditorium for $3.