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MSU German professor to lead discussion of BFF showing of 'White Ribbon'

March 5, 2010

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Marc James Müller, German professor in Montana State University's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, will introduce the Bozeman Film Festival showing of the German film, "The White Ribbon," scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture.

Winner of three awards at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, including the prestigious Palme d'Or, and nominated for an Oscar in the 2010 Academy Awards, this provocative and haunting film from writer-director Michael Haneke ("Funny Games," "Caché," "The Piano Teacher") is stunningly photographed in black and white. Set in a village in Protestant northern Germany from 1913 to 1914, on the eve of World War I, the story revolves around the children and teenagers of a choir run by the village schoolteacher. Strange accidents and misfortunes befall the citizens of Eichwald, gradually taking on the character of a punishment ritual. The film, which is rated R, runs for 2 hours and 25 minutes and is fully subtitled.

Müller will also facilitate a discussion following the film.

For more information about the film, go to http://www.bozemanfilmfestival.org.

Tickets are available at Cactus Records. Tickets will also be available the day of the show, beginning one hour before the show, in the lobby of the Emerson Center.

Marc James Müller (406) 994-5502, mueller@montana.edu