The LLCC Arts and Humanities Department will host a free film and discussion series this spring entitled, “Through a Different Lens: Cultural Perspectives through Film.” The first film showing will be of “Masaan” on Thursday, Feb. 22.
“Masaan” (2015) – Set in the holy city of Varanasi, this film tells a story of four lives that intersect along the Ganges — a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt, a hapless father with fading morality and a spirited child yearning for a family, longing to escape the moral constructs of a small town. Masaan means “crematorium,” symbolically significant as the sacred waters of the Ganges witness the cycle of death and rebirth.
The film series will be held on select Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the Trutter Center, hosted by Ashley Green and Paul Van Heuklom, professors of English and Joseph Hoff, professor of Spanish. In addition, the Trutter Museum will have culturally relevant artifacts from the Trutter collection on display in the reception area. Film series attendees are encouraged to come early to enjoy the art and history prior to the film showings.