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UTSA hosts film screening Nov. 10: 'Harvest of Redemption'

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Nov. 8, 2005)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Dr. Harriett Romo and the UTSA Office of Institutional Diversity will host a showing of the film, "Harvest of Redemption," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Buena Vista Theatre (1.326) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The event, free and open to the public, is part of UTSA Diversity Month.

A pre-film reception is 6-7 p.m. Additionally, audience members can meet the film's writer and lead actor from 9 to 9:30 p.m. following the film showing.

Free parking is available across from the Buena Vista Street Building in Cattlemen's Square.

The film is based on the nonfiction book by Mercedes, Texas, native Eddie Howell. Set in the Rio Grande Valley in the 1920s, it is a coming-of-age story about a young man struggling to face the challenges of manhood and confront the haunting demons of his past.

In "Harvest," we watch Oscar as he grows up and attempts to overcome the resentment he feels after witnessing the brutal murder of his father. His journey is threaded by the vivid colors of life including love, hate, faith, hope and revenge.

Visit the "Harvest of Redemption" Web site.

For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Diversity at (210) 458-4120.

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