Date: September 25, 2009
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, email@example.com
PNC, Libraries to Host “Sunshine Cleaning” Film Screenings
WESTVILLE – Public showings of the film "Sunshine Cleaning” will be offered through a collaboration among the Purdue University North Central Odyssey 2009 - 2010 Arts and Cultural Events Series, LaPorte County Public Library and Michigan City Public Library. The showings are free and open to the public.
The film will be shown on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. , Michigan City ; Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. in the LaPorte Library, 904 Indiana Ave. , LaPorte and on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at PNC in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall Room 02. The film is rated R for sex, language, drug use and scenes depicting the aftermath of violence.
“Sunshine Cleaning” was described as an “offbeat and oddly endearing drama” by the “L.A. Times.” It tells the story of Rose, a single mother who is struggling to eke out a living as she cleans houses and motel rooms, and her younger sister Norah, who has her own unique set of circumstances in life. When Rose learns there is money to be made in cleaning up messy crime scenes, she convinces her sister to open their own cleaning business.
Together, they find they are not only successful in this endeavor but find it oddly rewarding. As they help others clean up the tragedies of their lives, the sisters, each in her own way, are able to sort out the challenges, struggles and disappointments of their own lives.
The “L.A. Times” noted, “You are left with a tableau of hope, humor and a truth-telling reality that is a salve for the recessionary soul.”
Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series continues throughout the year. A complete schedule can be found at www.pnc.edu . For more information about this film, or the Odyssey series, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Community Relations, at 785-5200, ext. 5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.