LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University’s Institute for International Studies will present the Spanish film “Obaba” as the next movie in the international film series. The film will be shown on Tuesday, March 22 from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in Ulmer Planetarium located on the campus of Lock Haven University. This film is not rated and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the film. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
“Obaba” is an adaptation of Bernardo Atxaga's novel “Obabakoak.” The movie, starring Pilar Lopez de Ayala, Mercedes Sampietro and Argentine Juan Diego Botto, is set in Obaba, a mythical region in northern Spain. It is there that a young filmmaker, Lourdes, played by Barbara Lennie, struggles to capture the feel of the area, which in turn leads to a wealth of self-discovery.
Lourdes sets out on a trip for Obaba with her camera and an assignment to capture the reality of the town and its people. Lourdes discovers that Obaba is not the town she thought she would be filming. Interesting and eccentric people trapped in a past they can't - or don't want to - escape from reveal secrets from their childhoods that involve them all in a complex web of deception, love, betrayal, and sacrifice.
For more information contact the Institute for International Studies at 570-484-2140.