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Art Museum presents graphic novel film series

April 6, 2012

Persepolis movie posterIn conjunction with the current Graphic Novel Exhibition Suite at the NIU Art Museum, four films and one discussion will be held at the Egyptian Theatre over the next few weeks.

Each film was adapted from an original graphic novel or comic.

  • Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m. “Persepolis,” film and discussion led by Steven Torres-Roman from the DeKalb Public Library. “Persepolis” is an animated film based on the graphic novels by Marjane Satrapi and tells of a young woman coming of age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Rated PG-13. Tickets are $5, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 25, a misery-loves-company double feature begins at 7 p.m. with “American Splendor,” the life and times of Everyman Harvey Pekar, starring Paul Giamatti. At 9 p.m., “Ghost World” examines modern day teen angst in a Terry Zwigoff film based on the comic book by Daniel Clowes. Stars are Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi. Both films are rated R. Tickets are $8, $6 for seniors and $4 for for students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 5, 7 p.m., “V for Vendetta,” starring Natalie Portman, is Alan Moore’s anarchic figure wages war against futuristic totalitarian government. Rated R. Tickets are $5; $4 for seniors and $2 for students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Discounted Adult & Senior Series Tickets are available at the theater.

The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 N. Second St. in downtown DeKalb. This series is sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council.

For more information, call (815) 758-1215.