LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University’s Institute for International Studies and Office of Human and Cultural Diversity will present the American film” Invictus.” The film will be shown on Tuesday, April 19 from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in Ulmer Planetarium located on the campus of Lock Haven University. This film is rated PG-13 and is free and open to the public. 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.
The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
Directed by Clint Eastwood, “Invictus” was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor (Morgan Freeman) and Best Supporting Actor (Matt Damon).
For more information contact the Institute for International Studies at 570-484-2140.