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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012


OUCARES to roll out the red carpet for student film premiere


     Rochester, Mich. – To celebrate the creative endeavors of 50 summer film camp participants, Oakland University's Center for Autism Research, Education and Support (OUCARES) will host its 2012 Red Carpet Film Premiere starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

     Films to be presented center on the theme "30 Minutes Tonight" – a play on the popular television programs "60 Minutes" and "Entertainment Tonight." With guidance from well-known actor, director and entertainer Joey Travolta, groups of students in the two-week film camp wrote, casted and produced short films themselves.

     Travolta and OUCARES leaders created the film camp – one of only six in the country – as a unique opportunity for youth on the autism spectrum to immerse themselves in the arts while in a supportive and inclusive setting.

     The Red Carpet Film Premiere, which is open to the public, will take place in the Oakland Center on the campus of Oakland University. For interactive and printable maps, visit oakland.edu/map. Tickets to the event are $25 per person and are available by visiting oakland.edu/oucaresstore and clicking on "Events."

     To learn more about OUCARES, including ways to support its mission to improve the quality of life of individuals with autism and help meet the needs of their families, visit oakland.edu/oucares.
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Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 139 bachelor's degree programs and 127 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and The Honors College. Visit Oakland University on the Web at oakland.edu.