Spring film festival celebrates history

By Staff Writer
February 13, 2003

To commemorate a number of occurrences, including Black History Month and Women’s History Month, the History and Pre-law Clubs are initiating a spring film festival.

Lisa Esposito, junior and president of the Pre-law Club, is hoping that the college community will celebrate Black History Month and Women’s History Month by participating in the film festival.

The film festival itself will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 19 with the film, “Malcolm X,” starring Denzel Washington. The festival will continue until the end of the semester, offering a new movie each month.

“Norma Rae” will be shown on Tuesday, March 25. The movie stars Sally Field in her Academy Award winning portrayal of Rae, a labor union organizer.

Tuesday, April 22, will be the movie, “The Best Years of Our Lives,” a movie about World War II veterans returning home to their families and having to re-adjust to peacetime. The movie won several Academy Awards.

Dr. Jolyon Girard, professor of history and moderator of the film festival, said that the movies would be shown at 7 p.m. in the Widener Center Lecture Hall. Admission is free.

First year student Jennifer Beck is a member of the History Club. Beck is hoping to create an interest on campus for film festivals such as this in the future.

Girard said, “I like these movies that’s why I’m going. And, there will be free popcorn.”

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