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A film festival 40 years in the making kicks off Monday

As one of the nation's oldest student-run film festivals prepares to celebrate four decades, Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Big Muddy Film Festival has not only brought the best independent national and international films and filmmakers to the region. It has also been a tale of dedication.

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'Left on Pearl' earns John Michaels Film honors

"Left on Pearl," a documentary that highlights a little-known event in the history of the women's liberation movement in the early 1970s, is the John Michaels Film Award winner for the 2018 Big Muddy Film Festival at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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