Film & Discussion Series

Film & Discussion Series

The Film & Discussion series consists of five movies, including pre-film lectures and stimulating post-film discussions. Participants earn continuing education credits upon completion of the series.

This film series is not only opened to the public, but to educators as well. The Film Series is offered as a 1-credit course (approved for 30 Act 48 hours) and a noncredit course.  The university is not offering Act 48 hours for the noncredit course; however, the program may be eligible for Act 48 hours pending the approval of your school district or intermediate unit. The process for each school district or intermediate unit may vary, so you may want to check with your district or unit prior to registering for the program. 

Continuing Education is pleased to have Bill Bachman as the instructor for the fall movie series. Bill has taught a variety of communications course offerings on the Wilkes-Barre campus since 1986. He currently teaches basic public speaking, public speech writing, mass media and society, propaganda and persuasion, and media affects.

Fall 2017: Greatness is Forever

A piece of the culture in Northeast PA is sports. Who doesn’t like a great sports hero? Everyone has their favorite sport and this film series offers a taste of several; whether you’re a baseball, hockey, football, boxing, or basketball fan,” explains Director of Continuing Education, Jane Ashton. “Something About Joey is an emotional roller coaster about one of our former Penn State players who was a Heisman Trophy winner. We’d love to have a packed theatre of Penn State students and fans chanting WE ARE along with the crowds on screen!”  

September 28: Raging Bull (1980/PG)
An Academy Award©-winning story details the often self-destructive life of a boxer whose background propels him to stardom in the ring but destruction in his personal life.

October 5: Something For Joey (1977/Unrated)
The real-life story of the bond between Penn State football player, John Cappelletti and his younger brother, Joey, who has leukemia.

October 12: Miracle (2004/PG)
Men’s Olympic Hockey becomes the story around the determination and persistence of a team that carried us to victory over the Russians in 1980.

October 19: Field of Dreams (1989/PG)
America’s favorite pastime is the focal point of this baseball fantasy film chronicling one persistent Iowa corn farmer’s love of the game.

October 26: Hoosiers (1986/PG)
Based on the true story of an Indiana high school team, this classic is the story of a team led by a coach with a dubious background and his efforts to lead them to victory.

Time: Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Location: R/C Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre

Cost: $25 per person

How to Register:

  • Register Online. Important! If you are registering someone other than yourself (e.g., a parent registering a child), you will be acting as that person during the registration process; enter their information, not your own.
  • Register by Mail or Fax. Fill out the registration form (call 570-675-9253 to request one) and return it by mail or fax.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education
P.O. Box 410
State College, PA 16804-0410
fax: 814-863-2765

Registration question? Please call 814-867-4973 or email

If you have program related question or would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information on the next Film & Discussion series, please email or call 570-675-9253.

The Wilkes-Barre Film & Discussion Series is brought to you by:


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