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GCU Offers Third Installment in Centennial Film Classics Series

1940s Movie Classic Citizen Kane Is AFI Top Pick

Lakewood, N.J., Oct. 31, 2008—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 1940s decade, Citizen Kane (1941), will be shown on Monday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus. The American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest movies of all time consistently places this film masterpiece at the top.

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

The next film in this series will be An American in Paris for the 1950s on December 1. All films will be shown in the Little Theatre at 6:30 p.m. More films will be announced for the spring semester.

About Citizen Kane
Orson Welles, who directed, produced, wrote, and starred in the film at the age of 25, plays newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane. The film, which begins with Kane’s lonely death, tells the story of his life in a series of flashbacks as reporters try to decipher the last word he spoke: “Rosebud.” As the reporters investigate, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man’s rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the “top of the world.” Welles and his cowriter received the Academy Award for Best Writing of an Original Screenplay, and the film was nominated in eight other categories.

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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