CINEMA 10- Tonight


By Craig Thornton


Cinema 10 presents the premiere of Nontraditional on Monday, November 11 at the Roxy Theater in Potsdam.  Show time is 7:15 PM. This is the eighth film of the fall 2013 Cinema 10 season.


Erika Byrd, a 26-year-old combat soldier, returns home to enroll as a “nontraditional” first year college student. Contending with classes, noisy neighbors, well-meaning classmates, demanding professors, and her sense of being invisible in the student body, she struggles to make the transition, and the temptation to return to the structure of the military is strong. In 2008, director Brian Hauser, himself a veteran, did extensive interviews with nearly a dozen female student veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Erika’s story is the result. It reflects the conflicts faced by all returning veterans, many of which are intensified for female soldier students, but, more importantly, it engages its viewers in the life of a particular woman trying to make herself over in a new and unfamiliar world.

A panel will present a question and answer session after the movie. The panelists are writer-director Brian Hauser, producer Christina Xydias, director of photography and editor Zach Durocher, and the lead actor Kat Evans.

Nontraditional runs 90 minutes and is in English. This movie is not rated but contains adult language and drug references.

General Admission: $4.50/individual; $35/season tickets

Students and Senior Citizens: $3.50/individual; $25/season tickets

Cinema 10 is a non-profit, volunteer group which presents alternative film programming. We work to bring the best in American independent and foreign films to North Country audiences. Cinema 10 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For a complete season schedule and more information please visit

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