The Pierce College Media Arts Department and the Film Club will use the film series dubbed “Coping Mechanisms” to examine how cinematic characters use fantasy to cope with their own traumatic or unpleasant realities.
Light refreshments will be provided and after each film a small panel will help students discuss events in the movie.
The first film “Big Fish” will be shown Monday, Oct. 29 from 1p.m. to 4p.m. followed by a panel featured Journalism Professor Jeff Favre.
“The Machinist” will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 7p.m. to 10p.m. with a panel featuring Psychology Professor Chad Snow.
The third movie in the series will be “Sucker Punch,” shown Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 1p.m. to 4p.m. with a panel featuring English Professor Brad Saenz.
The Great Hall film series is sponsored by the Associated Students Organization (ASO).