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Oct. 2: Documentary Film 'Two Weeks in May'

Panel discussion will follow film showing.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-27-2018

Mankato, Minn. – The documentary film, “Two Weeks in May,” will be shown Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Centennial Student Union Ostrander Auditorium, with a panel discussion to follow the film.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Visitors Pay Lot across from the Student Union.

The film, created by students in Minnesota State Mankato’s Film Studies program, uses historic photos, documents, newspapers, film footage, and recorded interviews to tell the story of student protests at Mankato State College in 1972. A trailer of the film is available on YouTube.

The film, which premiered in November, is based on the book, “Out of Chaos,” which was created by the late James F. Nickerson and features personal reminiscences about events that occurred while he was president at Mankato State College during the 1960s and 1970s.

Tuesday’s film showing is one of a weeklong schedule of sesquicentennial events planned to celebrate the University’s founding in 1868.

For more information, contact Monika Antonelli, associate professor and outreach librarian, by phone at 507-389-2507 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato’s Library Services provided financial support for the film, with additional funding provided by the Department of English and a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from funds appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Film Studies program – part of the Department of English – is in the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with approximately 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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