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January 24, 2002 In Brief



Cross film on squeegee kids opens tomorrow

Daniel Cross, whose MFA thesis film about the homeless of downtown Montreal, The Street, got excellent reviews, has made another full-length film in central Montreal. He calls it SPIT: Squeegee Punks In Traffic. Cross is a Concordia alumnus and teaches film production in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

The French-language version played for three weeks at the ExCentris Cinema — with sellouts, Cross says — and it will enjoy an extended run at the Cinema Parisien, starting Feb. 1. The 80-minute, 35mm film also played in Paris, and Cross has entered it in the Göteburg International Film Festival in Sweden from Feb. 1-3.

You can see the English-language premiere of SPIT tomorrow night, January 25, at the Cinéma du Parc, starting at 9:30 p.m. Daniel and Roach, seen above doing his thing, provide a live question-and-answer period after each screening. For more on film, try the Web site http://www.spit.ca/.


Memorial service for Gabrielle Murphy

A memorial service will be held in the Loyola Chapel, 7141 Sherbrooke St. W., on Monday, January 28, for Gabrielle Murphy, whose death we reported in the Oct. 25 issue of CTR.

Gabrielle had been the university’s liaison with the Loyola Alumni Association since 1974. Starting in 1991, these duties also took included the Association of Alumni of Sir George Williams University.

The mass will start at 4 p.m., and a reception will follow at Loyola High School. Please RSVP to Sonia Pivetta at spivetta@alcor.concordia.ca or (514) 848-3876.


Kids summer sports camp at Concordia

The popular Concordia Summer Sports Camp has begun accepting registration for the summer.

Any university employee who registers his or her children by April 1 will receive a 10-per-cent discount, provided they show proof of employment with the university. (A pay stub or employee ID card will do the trick.)

To request a brochure, please call 848-3859 and leave your name and mailing address on the voice-mail.

Concordia wins gold at Commerce Games

A big contingent of undergraduate business students went to Ottawa to Jan. 11-14 to compete in the Commerce Games, and came home with first prize in the academic competitions and fourth prize overall.

More than 1,000 students from 12 universities took part. The business schools were from Quebec, plus Ottawa and Moncton. They competed in social, sports and academic events, including a debate and a stock simulation.