Films@Chowan Open to Community
Chowan University is proud to introduce a new program for the community, Films @ Chowan. The inaugural session of Films @ Chowan will occur Thursday, September 25th, at 6:00 pm in Vaughan Auditorium, located on the ground floor of Marks Hall on the Chowan campus.
A new offering to the public from Chowan, the series will initially consider films from 1939 in their 75th anniversary. The theme for this first session will be “Old Films, New Ideas,” and the first film to be highlighted is The Wizard of Oz.
Following a screening of the film, participants will engage in a discussion of the new ideas the old film has generated. Facilitating the discussion will be members of the University/Community Committee: Dr. John Davis, Professor of English who teaches Chowan’s Appreciation of Film course; Dr. Greg Taylor, Associate Professor of History; Georgia Williams, Head of Whitaker Library; Kerri Albertson, Director of Chowan’s Writing Center; Curtis Loftis, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; and Hugh Davis, English instructor at C.S. Brown High School and community representative.
Prior to the screening of the film, Dr. Davis will offer an introduction to the films of 1939 and their legacy.
Films @ Chowan have scheduled a second screening for Saturday, November 15th, with Union Pacific as the featured film. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea, Union Pacific is about the building of the first transcontinental railroad.
The series is free of charge and open to the public. Additionally, educators may receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit.
For more information or to register in advance, contact Nancy Cox at 252-398-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants may also register in the lobby of Marks Hall just prior to the 6:00 beginning.