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WHAT:             Spring Architecture Film Series: “Central Station”


WHEN:             7 p.m., Friday, April 1


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, “Central Station,” as the fifth 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 fiction and documentary filmmaker Walter Salles, the 1998 movie traces the travels and travails of a young boy left in the care of a dour, old woman following the death of his mother. The film chronicles the unlikely pair’s travels through Brazil in search of the boy’s father while also showing how the architecture and landscape of a country are deeply intertwined. “Central Station” is an existential unfolding of Brazil’s vast hinterland, a process critical to understanding the construction of the country’s interior capital city. 


All the films in the six-part series are free and open to the public. The final film is scheduled for 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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