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Iraq war film event set, Feb. 15

A screening of "The Situation," a dramatization of the war in Iraq, is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, followed by a panel discussion featuring Princeton faculty members. The film is directed by Philip Haas, who is teaching screenwriting and documentary filmmaking at Princeton this spring.

The screening and discussion will be held at the Montgomery Cinemas, 1325 Route 206, in Skillman. They are sponsored by the University Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.

"The Situation," the first U.S. feature film to deal with the occupation of Iraq, stars Connie Nielsen, Damian Lewis and Mido Hamada in a dramatization of the human stories behind the headlines of the war.

The panel discussion will be moderated by P. Adams Sitney, a film historian and professor of visual arts. It will include two Princeton faculty members, bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams, along with Pulitzer-winning journalist and longtime foreign correspondent Chris Hedges.

Tickets for screening and discussion are $9 for adults and $6 for children and senior citizens. They can be purchased in advance at the Montgomery Cinemas box office, (609) 924-7444.

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