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‘The People’s Joe’ to Premiere This Week

The third entry in The Porterfield Group’s Penn State film series, “The People’s Joe,” will soon be available to the public.

The film, which recounts Joe Paterno’s life, legacy, and impact, will be shown a number of times throughout the week as part of a “Premier (sic) Week and Block Party event.” It will be available today in DVD format at the Student Bookstore, who also hosted the film’s “409 Rally” and autograph signing. On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the film will be viewable on TV if you tune in to FOX 8. On Friday from 2-7 p.m., there will be a Block Party and 409 Photo Rally at the Student Bookstore. On Saturday, the film will be shown at times to be decided at The State Theatre, and the photo rally will reconvene from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

With all of the media attention paid to Penn State and what has happened to Paterno’s legacy since Nov. 9, 2011, it will be interesting to look back on the man in whole. With old footage, new interviews, and some gorgeous establishing shots, the trailer promises something that will capture the attention of the Penn State community at large, as well as anyone looking for a clearer picture on Joe Paterno the man.

The trailer for the film is available on Vimeo and embedded below.

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Noel Purcell

Noel Purcell is Onward State's Features Editor. He's a senior Supply Chain major, but is going to law school at some point in the future and masquerades as a writer for now. He continues to disappoint his ancestors by being a complete Irish stereotype. His email is [email protected] because there were no other Noels before him. His ex-wife got the good half of his bio in the divorce settlement.


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