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Edinboro Film Series unveils ambitious spring 2012 schedule

Begins this week with ‘Drive’

01/30/2012

 

EDINBORO, Pa. – The Edinboro Film Series has unveiled its ambitious spring 2012 schedule that features film and spotlight event programs.

The series returns on Thursday, February 2, with the 2011 hit movie “Drive,” staring Ryan Gosling and Carrey Mulligan.

The Edinboro Film Series strives to entertain as well as educate through broadening viewers’ film vocabulary, according to Film Series Director John C. Lyons. Each event is hosted by a filmmaker, director, or another involved in the film industry, allowing students to ask questions and discuss the featured films in depth, Lyons said.

In addition to “Drive,” the spring schedule features the recent “The Swell Season,” as well as old favorites, including “Suspiria” and “Akira.”

Filmmaker Jake Mahaffy will be featured in the March Filmmaker Spotlight event. Mahaffy, who was named in Filmmaker Magazine’s “New Faces of Independent Film,” will work with students in workshops and film screenings during his Edinboro University appearance.

All films are shown in Edinboro’s Frank G. Pogue Student Center’s Multi-Purpose Room at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for each event are $2 for the general public. Films are free to Edinboro University students, faculty and staff.

For more information about the Edinboro Film Series, phone 814-732-1048, or visit http://aux.edinboro.edu/filmseries.

The schedule for the Spring 2012 Edinboro Film Series is as follows:

Thursday, February 2:
Film: “Drive” (2011)
Hosted by: Edinboro Film Series Director and Filmmaker John C. Lyons

Thursday, February 16:
Films: “Once” (2006) and “The Swell Season” (2011)
Hosted by Film Society of Northwester Pa. President Erika Dauber

Thursday, March 1:
Film: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964)
Hosted by Filmmaker and Educator Brad Pattullo.

Thursday, March 22:
Film: “Suspiria” (1977)
Hosted by Eerie Horror Film Festival Vice President David Bostaph.

Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27:
Spotlight Filmmaker: Jake Mahaffy
Details TBD

Thursday, March 29:
Film: “Akira” (1988)
Host TBD

Thursday, April 12:
Film: “Brick” (2005)
Host TBD

Friday-Sunday, April 13-15:
The 2012 Spirit Quest Film Festival
Hosted by Festival Director Greg Ropp.

Thursday/Friday, April 19-20:
Regional Filmmaker Showcase
Details TBD

Thursday, April 16:
Film: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004)
Hosted by Filmmaker and Educator Olivia Ciummo.

Thursday, May 10:
Film: “Big Trouble in Little China” (1986)
Hosted by Filmmaker Len Kabasinski.