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WHAT:             Spring Architecture Film Series: “The Fifth Element”

WHEN:             7 p.m., Friday, March 11


WHERE:           The Catholic University of America

                        Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies

                        Koubek Auditorium

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:         CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning will present the movie “The Fifth Element” as the fourth offering in its Spring 2005 Film Series. With a focus on films that are relevant to architecture, the series seeks to broaden the definition of architecture by questioning the meaning of reality and our perception of an image.

Directed by Luc Besson, the 1997 film is about a former special forces agent who is now a cab driver, Corben Dallas, in the 23rd century. Dallas finds himself battling an evil force during an apocalyptic war as he tries to secure the mysterious “fifth element” — a young woman who is the ultimate weapon against evil. While the film is about the archetypal fight between good and evil, it also presents a vision of the future, a common theme across all avant-gardist architecture. 

All the films in the six-part series are free and open to the public. The remaining films are scheduled for April 1 and April 22. For more information about the series, call 202-319-5188.


SPONSOR:       CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning


MEDIA:             To cover the film series, contact Katie Lee in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.








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