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January 11, 2018 Film series to debut at Central Penn College

Central Penn College will be debuting a free film series the third Friday of each term on their Summerdale campus. The films are open to the public. The iconic movie Jaws will kick off the series on Friday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Capital BlueCross Theatre. The chosen films will open with a short discussion led by a professor from the college’s Humanities Department. Click here for a video dicussing the series.

“Whether it is the slow rising of a shark’s fin above the surface of the water, the power of a single tuba announcing the impending attack, or the fear of disappearing while in the ocean, JAWS (1975) helped to usher in a new wave of film making and film makers and showed that a summer blockbuster could also be regarded as a critically acclaimed representation of film making,” says Professor Jared Rife, chair of the Humanities Department at Central Penn College.

“This screening and presentation will discuss the aspects of fear and anxiety that comes from JAWS and why it still remains true today, and will answer why the film was so well received in the mid-1970s and why it continues to be an enduring icon that still has cache in today’s culture.”

The introduction will start at 6:30 p.m. with the film to begin at 7 p.m. There also will be an opportunity for questions at the end of the film.

Future films in the series include:

  • The Big Lebowski on April 27,
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on July 27, and
  • Airplane! on October 26.