University of Rochester

EVENT: Sneak preview of Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, in Hoyt Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free; door passes are required and will be available at the Wilson Commons Information Desk on the River Campus. Seating will be first-come, first-serve. Note: Free parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights.

February 29, 2000

University of Rochester students and the general public will have an early chance to see Julia Roberts' latest film, Erin Brockovich, in a sneak preview on Wednesday, March 15. The movie is being shown at 9 p.m. in Hoyt Hall on the River Campus, and is free and open to the public. Door passes are required for admittance; they can be obtained at the Wilson Commons Information Desk.

In addition to Roberts, Erin Brockovich stars Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, and Peter Coyote. Danny DeVito serves as co-producer of this film.

Based on true events, the movie features Roberts as the twice-divorced mother of three who defies the odds by taking on and defeating a major public utilities company.

While working as a file clerk in a small firm, Erin (Roberts) stumbles upon a cover-up involving contaminated water in a small desert community which is causing devastating illnesses. Infuriated by the deception, she convinces her boss (Finney) to allow her to investigate. Although the local citizens are initially leery of becoming involved, Erin's brash manner and ability to speak to them clearly and compassionately earns their trust.

With over 600 plaintiffs signed up, the unlikely duo goes on to win the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action suit: $333 million. In the process, Erin reinvents her life.

Seating is limited and is first-come, first-serve. For more information contact (585) 275-5911. The preview is being sponsored locally by the Student Activities Office and UR Cinema Group.