Fall 2017 film and discussion series begins Sept. 28

LEHMAN, Pa. — Penn State Wilkes-Barre is partnering with R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in downtown Wilkes-Barre to host a film and discussion series titled "Greatness Is Forever," featuring "Field of Dreams," "Hoosiers," "Miracle," "Raging Bull" and "Something For Joey."

The Department of Continuing Education at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring the event.

“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,” explained Director of Continuing Education Jane Ashton. “'Something For 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 theater of Penn State students and fans chanting 'WE ARE' along with the crowds on screen!”

All film screenings will be held at R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 28 and running through Oct. 26. 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 one-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.

Bill Bachman will be the instructor for the fall movie series. Bachman 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 brings all the resources of a world-class, Big Ten, research-oriented university right into the northeast corner of Pennsylvania. The unit strives to be the partner of choice by providing superior customer service, recognizing that growth depends upon establishing and maintaining satisfied relationships. Continuing Education serves individuals, companies, and organizations in Luzerne, Wyoming, Bradford and Sullivan counties offering quality programming to support the workforce development needs of companies and the professional and personal development needs of individuals.

For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at 570-675-9253, email at [email protected], or visit online at wilkesbarre.psu.edu/ce.