Third Thursday film series continues Jan. 17 with “Baby Face”

Posted 01/09/13

The Third Thursday film series – bridging the Fitchburg State University campus and the city – continues this spring. The community is invited to join Fitchburg State faculty and staff members for free monthly film screenings and discussions at the Fitchburg Public Library.

Each film is presented at 7 p.m. in the library auditorium, introduced by a member of the university’s faculty or staff. The films touch on issues or events that will resonate with today’s audiences. A discussion follows each screening.

The spring semester offerings are:

Jan. 17 – Laura Baker (Economics, History and Political Science) presents Baby Face (1933), starring Barbara Stanwyck  as a young woman who uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.

Feb. 21 – Michael Turk (Economics, History and Political Science) presents Inside Job (2010), which takes a close look at what brought about the financial meltdown.

March 21 – Kristy Collins (Capital Planning and Maintenance) presents Marwencol (2010), a documentary about Mark Hogancamp, a man left brain-damaged and broke after a vicious attack who seeks recovery in “Marwencol,” a one-sixth scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.

April 18 – Joana Dos Santos, a graduate student and director of the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center, presents Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth (2009). Papers is the story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status.

May 16 – Eric Budd (Economics, History and Political Science) and Joe Moser (English) present Make Way for Tomorrow (1937), about an elderly couple forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take in both parents.

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