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Disability Studies to launch fall semester film series Sept. 26

The UT Disability Studies Program will screen the film “The Secret Garden” Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Field House Room 2100.

211secretgarden_scan_hiresFollow Mary Lennox as she discovers that there is life and beauty to be found in a dark and broken world. The 102-minute film features Academy Award-winner and “Downton Abbey” favorite Dame Maggie Smith as the formidable Mrs. Medlock.

This 1993 adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic story is the first film being featured this semester as part of the Disability Studies Program’s film series focusing on disability in film adaptations of literature for young readers.

Listed by date, other films in the series include:

• Tuesday, Oct. 25 — “Hook” at 7:30 p.m.; and

• Tuesday, Dec. 6 — “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m.

After the movies, film-goers are invited to stay for a discussion with faculty from the Disability Studies Program on representations of disability in film, literature, and other media intended for young people.

For more information on the free, public screening, call 419.530.7244 or email kathryn.shelley@rockets.utoledo.edu.

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