This week: Play with fire; next: hail King & Cos
There's an old business adage that goes: Give the customers what they want. Starting tonight, the Foreign Film Series and the Summer Music Series will do just that. The first of three summer movies, "The Girl Who Played with Fire," is shown tonight, Friday, and Saturday, while the third of four special summer concerts, this one featuring Virginia King and John Costigan, is Friday, July 20.
Foreign Film Series Director Norm Cloutier said a survey of patrons showed, "they wanted another installment in Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium series.'" The action thriller "The Girl Who Played with Fire" is the second in the Larsson's trilogy and critics like the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Duane Dudek liked this film better than its predecessor in the series "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
Thursday through Saturday, computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist are back. Lisbeth is framed for her sleazy parole officer's murder and must find the real killer. Meanwhile, Mikael investigates a human trafficking scandal that caused the death of two colleagues.
The film is shown in the Student Center Cinema at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $4 at the door.
Next Friday at 7 p.m., the Frances Bedford Concert Hall opens its doors to King and Cos. Virginia King and John Costigan perform an eclectic collection of songs from folk-rock and blues to jazz and country swing along with John's whacky original music. Admission is free.See you on campus!