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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 12, 2009

MAHWAH – The Office of Student Activities at Ramapo College of New Jersey will present a film festival in March.  The festival is free and open to the public.  The Oscar and Golden Globe-winning films will be screened at two venues on the College campus.  Discussions, moderated by Ramapo College professors, will be held after each screening.

The festival screenings, times and locations are:

Cadillac Records,” 3 p.m., SC-219
In this tale of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, the film follows the exciting, but turbulent, lives of several of America’s musical legends including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

“Frost/Nixon,” 3 p.m., H-Wing Auditorium
The film depicts the legendary battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the story of the historic encounter that changed both their lives.

Milk,” 6 p.m., SC-219
Upon moving to San Francisco from New York City in 1972, 40-year-old Harvey Milk gains focus in his life as a gay activist in the city’s Castro district.  Gay rights activism turns to political activism as Milk decides he can be a more effective voice for the gay community as a politician, elected or not.

Seven Pounds,” 6 p.m., H-Wing Auditorium   
An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Valkyrie,” 9 p.m., SC-219
At the height of World War II, German generals hatch a daring plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler and effectively render the German war machine impotent.  Valkyrie stars Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the real-life mastermind behind the plot known as Project Valkyrie, a plan to assassinate Hitler and overthrow his government from the inside.

Doubt,” 9 p.m., H-Wing Auditorium
A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the schools’ strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline.  But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to the school’s first African-American student, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school.

The Film Festival will be held Saturday, March 28.  The H-Wing Auditorium is located on the first floor of the H-Wing academic building.  Room SC-219 is located on the second floor of the Robert A. Scott Student Center.  Attendees may stop at the security gate at the main entrance to the campus on Ramapo Valley Road and be directed to the Visitor’s Parking lot.  For more information, please call 201.684.7593.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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