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Wex Drive-In Outdoor Film Series

The Wex Drive-In summer outdoor film series kicks off on Thursday, June 16, 2011 with Sofia Coppola’s film, Lost in Translation. Festivities begin at 8 PM, and films begin at dusk, around 9 PM. Film fans are welcome to arrive early to choose a spot on the Wexner Center Plaza (bring blankets or lawn chairs). Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. In the event rain, the film will screen in Mershon Auditorium at 9 PM.

About Lost in Translation: Sofia Coppola’s celebrated follow-up to The Virgin Suicides, follows the budding relationship between an aging actor (Bill Murray) and a recent college graduate (Scarlett Johansson) as both cope with failing relationships and the existential loneliness brought about by a stay in Tokyo. The soundtrack includes music by Air, Squarepusher, and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine. (102 mins., 35mm)

This film kicks off the Wex’s summer outdoor Wex Drive-In series and previews their major summer movie series of July and August, Kinema Japan. Both will take viewers to Japan, with selections that encompass the entire spectrum of Japanese filmmaking, from samurai classics such as Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo (1961) to sci-fi stunners including the original Godzilla (1954).

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s East Asian Studies Center.

For more information, please visit http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=5677

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