Continuing Education Fall Film and Discussion Series Announced

The Department of Continuing Education at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and co-sponsor The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the fall personal enrichment film & discussion series schedule. Penn State Wilkes-Barre is partnering with R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in Downtown Wilkes-Barre to host a film and discussion series exploring Northeast Pennsylvania in Hollywood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Best Man, Small Time Crooks, Sneakers, & Miracle of the Bells.

Actors, writers, set designers - they all came from Northeast Pennsylvania in the Fall Movie Series from Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Do you know who wrote the screen version of The Adventures of Robin Hood? Which actor in The Best Man is from the Back Mountain? Who did the set design for Small Time Crooks? What local town has a starring role in Miracle of the Bells?

All film screenings will be held at R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in Downtown Wilkes-Barre on Thursday evenings at 7pm beginning October 1st and running through October 29th. Pre-film lecture notes and stimulating post-film discussion will accompany each screening in 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.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states, and 80 countries worldwide.

For more information including registration information and cost, visit Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Continuing Education website at