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USF Hosts Lecture on Florida Film Book
(released 9/15/2005)
By greenroomwire

The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Institute presents the a Main Event Series lecture, Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in Film by Susan Fernandez and Robert Ingalls Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Grace Allen Room on the fourth floor of the Tampa campus ibrary. RSVP for the light reception from 5:30 to 6pm at or phone. Admission is free and open to the public.

Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies, a forthcoming book by Fernandez and Ingalls, looks at how films have portrayed Florida and its people from the silent era to the present. Florida has meant many different things to people, and filmmakers have played a part in either reinforcing or dispelling popular images of the state and its people. The authors will discuss the research process behind the creation of the book and their analysis of the changing cinematic images of Florida and Floridians.

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