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STEUBENVILLE, OH— The Franciscan University Film Society will be screening "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" on Friday, April 18, at 8 p.m. in Anathan Theatre. This acclaimed German film was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2006 Academy Awards.

The film tells the real-life story of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old German college student who led a campus resistance movement against the Nazis during World War II. She was arrested and tried for her leadership of the movement. The script was based upon court transcripts and focuses on her stand against the Nazis during six days of interrogation.

“Sophie Scholl” is in German with English subtitles. It is rated PG for mild language, violence, and adult situations. The U.S. Catholic Bishops’ rating is A-II, adults and adolescents. Admission is one dollar, or 75-cents for students with IDs. For more information, contact Dr. David Schaefer in the Communication Arts Department at 740-284-5391.

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