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Conference on film and religious expression, March 30

Avant-garde filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky will open a three-day conference on religious expression in film at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 30 with the screening of several of his short films.

The conference, "Religion and Cinema," will bring together visual artists, film critics and historians, and scholars of religion.

Saturday's sessions will focus on the French cinema of the late 1960s and American films of the 1940s and 1950s. On Sunday a discussion of Japanese cinema will examine the degree to which scholarly assumptions about "religion and film" have been distorted by almost exclusive attention to Christian examples.

All screenings and discussions will be held at the James M. Stewart '32 Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.princeton.edu/~csrelig/cinema . The conference is hosted by the Center for the Study of Religion and the Visual Arts Department.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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