Film "Slaughterhouse-Five" to be screened on November 11, 2016 at UAlbany

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ALBANY, NY (10/26/2016)(readMedia)-- SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE (United States, 1972, 104 minutes, color, directed by George Roy Hill) will be shown on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open to the public.

Based on Kurt Vonnegut's powerful antiwar novel, the film tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, played by Michael Sacks, who survives the horrific 1945 firebombing of Dresden. He becomes "unstuck in time," moving from his past as an American POW, to the future as an alien abductee, and to the present as a middle–aged optometrist in Ilium, NY. The film won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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