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Coastal Carolina University short course focuses on films about the South

September 10, 2002

"The Celluloid South" a series of six films about the American South, will be presented by Coastal Carolina University's Lifelong Learning Society on Tuesday evenings Sept. 24 to Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Covenant Towers in Myrtle Beach. The fee is $30 for Lifelong Learning Society members and $40 for non-members.

Films in the series, which will be led by Tom Jones, assistant professor of theater at Coastal, are:

Sept. 24 - "Barn Burning," based on a Faulkner short story and starring Tommy Lee Jones;

Oct. 1 - "A Trip to Bountiful," from Horton Foote's play, starring Geraldine Page;

Oct. 8 - "A Streetcar Named Desire," from Tennessee Williams' play, with Marlon Brando;

Oct. 15 - "The Grass Harp," based on Truman Capote's 1951 novel;

Oct. 22 - "Conrack," an adaptation of Pat Conroy's novel, "The Water is Wide"; and

Oct. 29 - "Daughters of the Dust," a 1991 film about the Gullah culture.

For more information, contact Coastal's School of Continuing Studies at 349-2665 or visit the Web site at