Thursday, May 7, 2009

'Germanna Presents the Rappahannock Film Club Cinema Series' opens with 'The Third Man' Saturday. GCC student short "Perspectives" will also be shown

New film series debuts hosted by the Germanna Center for Workforce and Community Education kicks off with the classic "The Third Man" and GCC student short "Perspectives" Saturday night at Fredericksburg Campus ...


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Germanna Community College's Center for Workforce and Community Education kicks off the Rappahannock Film Club Cinema Series this Saturday with a showing of "The Third Man."

The film series is aimed at providing an affordable cultural experience during tough economic times, according to Germanna spokesman Mike Zitz.

Movies are shown at 7 p.m. in Sealy Auditorium on the Fredericksburg campus. The cost is $3 per person. Films selected are suitable for all ages, Zitz said. (Those who come early for the 6:30 p.m. showing of the GCC student film "Perspectives" will be admitted free.)

No reservations or advance ticket purchases are necessary. The program is officially considered a non-credit class and will include a post-screening panel discussion featuring Germanna faculty and Rappahannock Film Club members.

The college is partnering with the Rappahannock Film Club to provide the series that will show classic films the second Saturday of each month through the summer. (Scott Lyons, the RFC president, has played a major role in getting the series started.)

"The Third Man," made in 1949, is a mystery set in post-war Vienna, Austria.

The cast from the Oscar-winning film includes Orson Welles.

Jeanne Wesley, vice president of Germanna's Workforce and Community Education program, said she hopes to see the series continue indefinitely.

"It's a great, inexpensive way for people to come out and talk to one another and see some really good films, too," she said.


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