New Film Club’s Fall Season Focuses on Presidential Campaign Issues

Posted: September 9, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The new Film Club organized by Tommy Britt, assistant professor of film and video studies, in conjunction with Student Media and University Life, has scheduled a series of films on campaign issues for the fall. Each film will be followed by a discussion led by a Mason faculty member.

The screenings and discussions, which will be held on the Fairfax Campus, are free and open to the public. The line-up includes the following:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 10, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” (transportation and energy)

    Harris Theater, 7:30 p.m.

    Discussion led by Edward Maibach, professor, Department of Communication, and director of the Center for Climate Change Communication

  • Wednesday, Sept. 17, “The Future of Food” with short film “Trashed” (food, energy, agriculture and garbage)

    Harris Theater, 7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24, “Six Days in June” (Middle East history and Six Day War)

    Harris Theater, 7:30 p.m.

    Discussion led by Yehuda Lukacs, associate provost for global education and director of the Center for Global Education

  • Wednesday, Oct. 1, “Lake of Fire” (abortion)

    Johnson Center Cinema, 1:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 15, “Maxed Out” (debt crisis)

    Johnson Center Cinema, 1:30 p.m.

    Discussion led Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor, Communication Department, and author of “Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves”

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