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Contact: Deborah Gilleran
GCU Offers Sixth Installment in Centennial Film Classics Series
Award-Winning 1970s Movie Classic The Sting to Be Shown
Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 16, 2009—Georgian Court celebrates its Centennial year with Centennial Film Classics, a Monday night film series featuring movies from each of the eight decades that the university has resided in Lakewood.
The latest installment for the 1970s decade, The Sting (1973), will be shown on Monday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus. This film was the second award-winning pairing of Robert Redford and Paul Newman.
Admission is free, but reservations are required due to limited space. For more information or to make reservations, contact GCU’s Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next film in this series will be The Breakfast Club (1985) on Monday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre.
About The Sting
Set in the 1930s, Johnny Hooker (Redford), a small time grifter, unknowingly steals from a big-time crime boss when he pulls a standard street con. After his partner is killed, Hooker flees, and seeks the help of Henry Gondorff (Newman), who is a master of the long con. Hooker wants to use Gondorff's expertise to take the crime boss for an enormous sum of money to avenge the death of their mutual friend. The two con men devise a complicated scheme and amass a talented group of other con artists who want their share of the reparations. To win, Hooker and Gondorff will need all their skills...and a fair amount of confidence.
The film earned seven awards at the 1974 Oscars, winning awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Best Picture, and Best Writing. It also earned a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.
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