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AETN, Hendrix College host Community Cinema featuring free screening of ‘Between the Folds’ Documentary to explore artistic and scientific applications of paper folding;community discussion to follow

Community Cinema, a free monthly screening series engaging communities through film produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), features monthly screenings followed by panel discussions with leading organizations, local communities and special guest speakers. The program is designed to help people learn about and get involved in the social issues raised in the documentaries.

“Between the Folds,” a documentary by Vanessa Gould, introduces a group of theoretical scientists and fine artists who have abandoned careers and scoffed at graduate degrees to forge new lives as modern-day paper folders.

As “Between the Folds” explains, paper folding or origami, bridges the gap between art, science and mathematics and is offering new ideas in the realm of creative expression and mechanical engineering. 

The screening will be held in the rotunda of Bailey Library, located on the Hendrix campus at the corner of Washington Avenue and Winfield Street in Conway. Refreshments will be provided, and parking is available in lots adjacent to the library. For more information, call AETN at 800-662-2386, or visit www.aetn.org/engage.

A community discussion will follow the screening.

“Between the Folds” premieres on AETN as part of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens on Sunday, Dec. 27, at 11 p.m.

Hendrix, founded in 1876, is a selective, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing experiential learning in a demanding yet supportive environment. The college is featured in the 2010 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 371 colleges, was identified as the nation’s top “Up and Coming” liberal arts college for 2010 by U.S. News and World Report, and is ranked among 44 “Best Buy” colleges by the 2010 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (www.aetn.org) provides lifelong learning opportunities, improves and enhances Arkansans’ lives and celebrates the unique culture of Arkansas through its programming and services. AETN’s transmitters and numerous cable system connections give it statewide reach.


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