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OFG Screens “Aurora Borealis” on 4/5 on SUNY Oswego Campus

31 March 2010

The film group will screen the 2005 feature Aurora Borealis on Monday, April 5, at 7 PM in the Campus Center Auditorium (118), on the SUNY Oswego campus. A discussion will follow the screening (which is free and open to the public). The film is rated R and runs 91 minutes.

The film stars Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis, and Louise Fletcher. Set in Minneapolis-St Paul, Jackson’s character is treading water—hanging out with his buddies and maintaining a decidedly spotty work record. This drift in his day-to-day routine changes as he becomes more involved in the lives of his grandparents (Sutherland and Fletcher)—and with his grandfather’s home care provider (Lewis).

James Burke’s appealing coming-of-age film…this Nick Hornby-esque fable of a guy trying to outgrow his extended adolescence,…, will win you over on its own terms if you give it half a chance…. I can’t explain why Lewis never became a major movie star, but if this wonderful performance is anything to go by, I suspect she’s just too funny and smart for the racket. (Andrew O’Hehir, Salon)

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