Showings of the film An Education will open the Omak Film Festival Winter 2010 on Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Omak Theaters. The festival is sponsored by the Associated Students of Wenatchee Valley College at Omak and Omak Theaters.
Other films scheduled for the festival include Precious, Nine, The Young Victoria, Papers, and For the Next 7 Generations. Each film will play one week at 6:30 p.m. with discount matinees at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays. The showings are Feb. 12-18 for AnEducation; Feb. 19-25 for Precious; Feb. 26-March 4 for Nine; March 5-11 for Young Victoria; March 12-18 for Papers; and March 19-25 for For the Next 7 Generations.
In An Education, Jenny (Carey Mulligan), a bright girl on the cusp of her 17th birthday, finds herself in a whirlwind romance with the much older David (Peter Sarsgaard). Prior to meeting him, Jenny was working hard at secondary school to ensure getting to Oxford University. When she sees the lifestyle David can provide, one she never imagined could be hers, she's hooked and thoughts of Oxford are forgotten. Then, when things are looking pretty good for Jenny with the dashing (yet a little too smooth) David, the truth hits her like a ton of bricks.
Jenny goes from being a bright-eyed school girl and a sophisticated young lady, all the way back to questioning if she really knows who she is at all. An Education won the Audience Choice award and the Cinematography award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
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