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Spring 2014 Cinematic Experience Series


Allegany College of Maryland’s Center for Continuing Education
proudly presents its Spring 2014 Cinematic Experience Series

Saturday, February 22
It Happened One Night
It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic “screwball” comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her father’s thumb, and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable). It Happened One Night was the first to win all five major Academy Awards.

Saturday, March 29
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch and based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee. The movie was a hit at the box office, quickly grossing more than $20 million from a $2 million budget. It won three Oscars: Best Actor for Gregory Peck; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White; and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

Saturday, April 26
West Side Story
West Side Story is a 1961 movie based on the hit musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The film won ten Academy Awards out of eleven nominations, including Best Picture. The film went on to be the second highest grossing film of 1961 and holds the distinction of being the musical film with the most Academy Award wins. The soundtrack album made more money than any other album before it.

Saturday, June 7
Ben Hur
Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film set in ancient Rome, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist and starring Charlton Heston. It won a record 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, an accomplishment that was not equaled until Titanic in 1997.

Saturday, August 23
Rebel Without a Cause
Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American drama film about confused suburban, middle-class teenagers. Directed by Nicholas Ray, over the years, the film has achieved landmark status for the acting of cultural icon James Dean. The film was released in October, 1955, less than one month after Dean's fatal car crash.

All movies will be shown in the Robert S. Zimmer Theatre of the student center of Allegany College of Maryland. $5 advanced ticket sales include a preshow lecture and popcorn. Tickets are available for single movies or you can buy a season pass (good for admission to all five movies) for $15. Tickets are $7 at the door. Students with proper ACM college ID be admitted for $4 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, please email Shane Riggs, Coordinator of Community Services at sriggs@allegany. edu or call 301-784-5069.