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Fall Film Festival in Astoria

The Fall Film Festival at Immaculate Conception Church, Astoria, gets underway this month. Films are shown at 7 p.m. in the lower church. Admission is free.

The schedule includes:

Nov. 10: “The Ninth Day,” a film by Volker Schlondorff; Speaker: Msgr. Fernando Ferrarese

Nov. 17: “Dead Man Walking,” with Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn; Speaker: Sister Peggy McCabe, Rikers Island chaplain

Nov. 24: “The Cardinal,” a film by Otto Preminger, Speaker: Father Michael Bruno, Ph.D., professor of Church History at St. Joseph’s Seminary.

The film festival is accredited by the diocesan Faith Formation Office and the Sacred Heart Institute.