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UWFox Launches ‘Great Fiction into Great Film’ Series

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A new film series is being launched at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, beginning Monday, March 10. The first film in the series, “Red Badge of Courage,” is being shown from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in campus room #1338.

PopcornAccording to Tim O’Grady, lecturer in English at UWFox, “The film series is being jointly sponsored by the UWFox English Department, the Campus Activities Board, and the Student Activities Office. Concessions for the film presentation will be offered by the UWFox English Club.”

Besides the March 10 offering of “The Red Badge of Courage,” other films scheduled to be shown are, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” on March 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and, “East of Eden,” on April 7, also from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

O’Grady said that, “These films, each an outstanding work of cinema, were based on novels by Stephen Crane, Ernest Hemingway, and John Steinbeck. All of the literary versions of these films are masterpieces of American fiction.”

O’Grady noted that, “None of these films has been rated because they all date from the 1950’s. There will be an introduction to the film, with a handout. Discussion after the film will also be encouraged, too.”

Admission to the three films is free, with a limited amount of open and unreserved seating available.

For more information about the “Great Fiction into Great Film” series, contact O’Grady at 920-832-2608 or via email, timothy.ogrady@uwc.edu.

Posted 03/10/2008