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Popular Films from 1968 Part of NKU Celebration of Its 50th Anniversary

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Northern Kentucky University is hosting a film festival dedicated to cinema from the year of its founding, 1968.

The department of English and cinema studies is presenting "NKU's Gold Anniversary on the Silver Screen: A Look Back at 1968 Film", which will take a look at America's cultural history and the history of film in that era.

Eight films will play in the digitorium at Griffin Hall on the Highland Heights campus, starting on August 30. Each screening will begin with a presenation from faculty on production history and the film's cultural relevance, and will be followed by a discussion.

“From zombies to an Earth ruled by apes, each of the films made an impact on today’s movies, and each of them present a unique story on and off the screen,” said Dr. Andrea Gazzaniga, director of cinema studies. “We invite everyone to relive these great films and take a deeper dive into understanding them.”

The films will run August 30 through December 6, with showings beginning at 6 p.m.

The films:

August 30: Planet of the Apes

September 13: 2001: A Space Odyssey

September 27: Bullitt

October 18: Night of the Living Dead

October 25: Rosemary's Baby

November 15: The Producers

November 29: Faces

December 6: Monterey Pop

Screenings are free and open to the public. Complimentary popcorn, chocolate covered pretzels, and water will be provided, with other concessions available for purchase.

For more details, visit the festival website.

-Staff report