AUBURN – The 1999 film “Life is Beautiful” will be shown Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:10 p.m. in Langdon Hall Auditorium. Sponsored by the Auburn University Honors College, it is the first of five films in the Honors College Fall Film Series for 2011. “Life is Beautiful” was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won three Oscars, including one for Best Actor for Robert Benigni.
Guido, played by Benigni, is a charming but bumbling waiter who’s gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor who has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. When that life is threatened by World War II and the Holocaust, Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his wife and son from an unthinkable fate.