Carnegie Hall’s Spring Film Series continues at Lewis Theatre

Mustang at CarnegieCarnegie Hall presents fine and foreign films at the Lewis Theatre on Court Street in downtown Lewisburg every second Monday through May. The cost per film is $8 at the door. Continuing the 2016 spring series on Monday, Apr. 11 at 7 p.m. is Mustang, the 2016 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives.

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The Film Series is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts and the following visual arts sponsors: Paul and Ann Moran, Sarah and Jim Umberger and Janice Walker Pogue.

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