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C. S. Lewis Society to Host Luncheon and Private Screening of 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,' with Special Presentation by C. S. Lewis Scholar Michael Ward

Contact: David Theroux, www.independent.org, 510-635-6892, 510-632-1366 x104, dtheroux@lewissociety.org

OAKLAND, Calif., May 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- A private screening of C.S. Lewis's "Prince Caspian," the second, epic film in the beloved "Chronicles of Narnia" series, will be held Saturday, May 17th, the day after the film's release. Sponsored by the C. S. Lewis Society of California this event will be held beginning late morning at the Metreon in San Francisco.
The first Narnia film, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," grossed $740 million at the box office, and sales of Lewis's Narniad are over 100 million copies.
This program will also include a presentation by Dr. Michael Ward, Chaplain of Peterhouse at Cambridge University and author of the acclaimed, landmark book, "Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis" (Oxford, 2008), plus a luncheon in Jillian's (in the Metreon) with Dr. Ward after the screening. Dr. Ward's book is revolutionizing interest in Lewis and the Narnia series by revealing a profound, but heretofore unknown, literary secret embedded in the books, and a stunning level of intricacy and sophistication by Lewis.

Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media, the new film vividly brings to life "Prince Caspian," as the Pevensie children are transported back from England to the world of Narnia, where a thrilling and perilous adventure and greater test of their faith and courage await them. One year (1,300 years in Narnian time) after the first film, Narnia has been conquered and is controlled by the tyrannical King Miraz. The four children meet the young Prince Caspian, who is in hiding as his uncle Miraz plots to kill him. The Narnians embark on a remarkable journey to find the divine Aslan, and restore liberty and justice to the land.

Directed by veteran director Andrew Adamson, this highly imaginative film reunites the original cast and creative team behind the Academy Award-winning first film in the series.

The C.S. Lewis Society of California is an educational and cultural organization interested in events, publications, and other developments that advance deeper understanding of the enduring philosophical, cultural, historical, literary, theological, social, and economic issues of mankind.

With limited seating, tickets are available at $25/person ($20 for Lewis Society Members) or $50 Special Admission includes one autographed copy of "Planet Narnia" (25% discount). Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and the program at 10:30.

For reservations, phone 510-635-6892, fax 510-568-6040, email events@lewissociety.org, or go here.