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Frostburg State University’s International Film Series Presents “American Splendor”
03/18/2004

Frostburg State University’s 2004 International Film Series will present the movie “American Splendor” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, in Lane University Center Room 201.

The life of misanthropic comic book writer Harvey Pekar is brought to the screen in this thoroughly original combination of dramatic narrative, animation and documentary. Taking its name from Pekar’s series of autobiographical comics, the very funny and often heartwarming film looks at the writer’s life in drab Cleveland, Ohio, and his rise to reluctant infamy via collaborations with friend R. Crumb and many self-deprecating appearances on late-night television. With narration by Pekar himself and a career-defining performance by Paul Giamatti as the hilariously downtrodden writer, the movie also stars Hope Davis.

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Lane University Center Information Desk at 301-687-4411. The International Film Series is sponsored by Center Stage and the FSU Department of Student and Community Involvement.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu