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School of Business film festival connect students, faculty

L’Auberge Espagnole movie poster

“L’auberge Espagnole” (The Spanish Apartment), a comedy directed by Cdric Klapisch, comes to the big screen at the School of Business’ Second-Saturday Film Festival from 6 p.m -9 p.m. Oct. 8 in the small auditorium in Room 168 of Brooks City-Base Campus.

This month’s film, reviewed as a “fresh captivating comedy” by Newsday, features Xavier, a straight-laced Parisian student who decides to spend a year in Barcelona studying economics and joins an international mix of students in a hectic, crowded apartment. The movie is rated R.

The film festival, coordinated by Dr. Tracy Hurley, division head of the School of Business, premiered last month with the showing of “Outsourced.”

More than 240 people attended the inaugural event, substantially more than the 50 Hurley estimated would show up.

“The event was a million times more than I anticipated,” said Hurley.  “It was tremendous and I was overwhelmed. It was very positive.”

Hurley said so many people were in attendance at last month’s festival she used the large auditorium. The venue will shift from the small to the large auditorium for the October film viewing if attendance turnout is as high.

Hurley said students brought their families, including several high school students who enjoyed the discussions initiated and moderated by School of Business professors.

The discussions add an element to the film festival beyond simply viewing a movie and then leaving as you would in a theatre complex.

“[The high school students] got a feel for the college atmosphere,” Hurley said.

At last month’s film festival,  the School of Business provided Indian appetizers to go along with the movie “Outsourced.”

According to the film festival flyer, any student enrolled in a business course can ask an instructor about the possibility of receiving extra credit for attending the film festival.

The event is free and open to the public. Students and faculty are encouraged to bring friends and family. Check movie ratings for suitability. For more information, call 210.932.6235.

Watch the trailer.

About the Author

Melody Mendoza
Melody Mendoza
Melody Mendoza is the Comunidad Editor for The Mesquite. Previously, she reported on the development of the year-old Main Campus Building and Brooks City-Base Campus, and has followed Texas A&M-San Antonio's growth through its plans for two new buildings. Melody is a communication-journalism major, serves on the Student Media Board and is a freelance reporter and part-time editorial assistant for the San Antonio Express-News. She is a 2008 East Central High School graduate, an award-winning reporter for The Ranger (San Antonio College's student newspaper), and a youth leader at her church.

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