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Citizenship Film Series

Alvernia University's O'Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Public Service is collaborating with Albright College, Penn State Berks, and Reading Area Community College to bring a classic series of films to Berks County. Come and explore the concepts, issues, and ideas surrounding citizenship with this fantastic series of timeless movies.

All showings will be at the Miller Center for the Arts on the Reading Area Community College campus or in Bernardine Lecture Hall on the Alvernia University campus and are free and open to the public.

>>2013 Schedule TBD<<


2012 Screening Schedule

December 12:  It's A Wonderful Life,  Miller Center, Reading Area Community College

January 23: Do the Right Thing, Bernardine Lecture Hall, Alvernia University

February 6: Philadelphia, Bernardine Lecture Hall, Alvernia University

February 13: Network, Bernardine Lecture Hall, Alvernia University

March 20: Norma Rae, Bernardine Lecture Hall, Alvernia University

April 16: To Kill a Mockingbird, Miller Center, Reading Area Community College

*All shows start at 6 p.m. and are followed by panel discussion.

 

Film Information

It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 (130 minutes)
An angel shows a banker what his community would have become if he had not lived.
Nominated for 5 Oscars, including best picture and best actor.
One of AFI's Top 100 Films.

Do the Right Thing, 1989 (120 minutes)
Bigotry explodes into violence on the streets of Brooklyn.
Nominated for 2 Oscars—Best Actor and Best Screenplay.
One of AFI's Top 100 Films.

Philadelphia, 1993 (122 minutes)
A lawyer with AIDS is fired by his law firm.
Awarded Oscars for Best Actor and Best Song.

Network, 1976 (121 minutes)
A TV network exploits the rantings of an ex-anchor.
Won 4 Oscars, including Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
One of AFI's Top 100 Films.

Norma Rae, 1979 (110 minutes)
A young single mother fights to organize workers at the textile mill where she works.
Awarded 2 Oscars including Best Actress.

To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962 (129 minutes)
A white lawyer defends a black man wrongfully accused of rape.
Awarded 3 Oscars including Best Actor and Best Screenplay.
One of AFI's Top 100 Films