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MSU hosts free screenings of "Life of Pi" film Sept. 3-6

August 27, 2013

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The Academy Award-winning film, "Life of Pi," will be shown free of charge Sept. 3-6 in conjunction with MSU's Sept. 5 Freshman Convocation featuring Yann Martel, author of the book upon which the film was based.

"Life of Pi" will be screened at the Procrastinator Theater, located in MSU's Strand Union Building, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3; at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4; and at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. The screenings are sponsored by the Office of the MSU Provost and the Associated Students of MSU.

The film won four Academy Awards, including best director for Ang Lee, best cinematography, best original score and best special effects.

Martel's novel won the Man Booker Prize and has been published in 46 countries.

The 2013 MSU Freshman Convocation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. While tickets for the convocation are free, they must be obtained in advance. Some ticket outlets will include a service charge. For more information, see the convocation website


Catherine Johnson (406) 994-7835

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