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GCU Offers Screening of 1963 Classic Movie “Lilies of the Field”

1963 Movie Classic Is Part of GCU’s Classic Film Series

Lakewood, N.J., Oct. 29, 2009—Join Georgian Court University for the Classic Film Series, a free Monday night film series featuring movies from four powerful decades in Hollywood, moving from the 1940s to the 1970s.

The third installment, Lilies of the Field (1963), will be shown on Monday, November 9, 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

Come back on December 7 at 6:30 p.m. for the fourth film in the fall series, 1970’s Love Story.

About Lilies of the Field
Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as handyman Homer Smith in this endearing movie. Smith serendipitously passes through a little town in New Mexico, and ends up staying awhile to build a chapel for a group of German nuns who escaped Communist Berlin. Poitier is highly entertaining in his combative exchanges with Lilia Skala, playing a Mother Superior who survived Hitler and makes no bones about bullying the goodhearted, itinerant worker into doing more and more for her.

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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