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GCU Offers Screening of Tracy & Hepburn Classic “Woman of the Year”

1942 Movie Classic Is Part of GCU’s Classic Film Series

Lakewood, N.J., Aug. 26, 2009—Georgian Court University kicks off the fall semester with its Classic Film Series, a free Monday night film series featuring movies from four powerful decades in Hollywood, beginning with the 1940s.

The first installment, Woman of the Year (1942), will be shown on Monday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus. Popcorn and beverages will be provided.

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 specialevents@georgian.edu.

About Woman of the Year
The first onscreen pairing of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy is a witty, romantic comedy about two newspaper journalists—the brash sports reporter Sam Craig (Tracy) and the brilliant political commentator Tess Harding (Hepburn)—who seem an unlikely couple. Balancing her flashy career with marital bliss turns out to be a complicated challenge for the worldly Tess, whose down-to-earth husband struggles to support her ambition while keeping their marriage from falling apart. Opposites attract, but will they last? This movie won an Academy Award for Best Writing for an Original Screenplay, and Hepburn was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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 3,100 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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