Hollywood At Penn State
We all know this will be a busy week, and especially weekend, for uh, studying. If you aren’t a fan of wearing green nor public intoxication, PSMA has a few ideas to give you something to do. This weekend, Feb 24 and 25, the State Theatre will be the host of Hollywood at Penn State with advance screenings of both Sony and NBC Universal films.
“This could potentially a yearly thing, even though this is the first one we’ve done,” Shannon Wiesner, managing director of PSMA said.
Ticket’s for the event are $10 for students and $20 for community. A ticket purchase is good for the entire event.
Here is the tentative schedule for the weekend:
Thursday, February 24
7:45pm The Green Hornet (2011): Following the death of his father, Britt Reid (Seth Rogan), heir to his father’s large company, teams up with his late dad’s assistant Kato(Jay Chou) to become a masked crime fighting team.
Rated: PG-13, 119 minutes
Friday, February 25
1:00pm Children of Men (2006): In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child’s birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Rated: R, 109 minutes
3:45pm The Bourne Ultimatum (2007): Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.
Rated: PG-13, 115 minutes
7:30pm The Adjustment Bureau (2011): The affair between a politician (Matt Damon) and a ballerina (Emily Blunt) is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.
Rated: PG-13, 99 minutes
The full schedule, including several student films and a musical performance by Zack Sobel, is available on the festival’s Facebook event page.
There also has been speculation that there will be a premiere of Battle: Los Angeles at some point, but is not confirmed if it will be part of the PSMA event. Hollywood at Penn State will also be a “good way to showcase student work with their films and a Q&A after,” Ross Trudnak, assistant director of PSMA, said.
So if you find yourself with some spare time and like to see movies before your friends so you can brag about it, then this film festival is perfect for you.
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