International Film Series Celebrates 50 Years with Reception and Film
Jan. 9, 2012
The College of Central Florida International Film Series will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with a reception and screening of “The King’s Speech.” The reception and film, which are free, begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Webber Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.
Ira Holmes, who founded the film series in 1962, will speak at the reception. When Holmes began the series, there were few opportunities to view films in Ocala, and fewer that opened doors to a world of culture. It is believed to be the longest, consecutive running film program in the state.
“The King’s Speech,” which was released in 2010, is a British historical drama directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Based on the true story of King George VI, the film follows the royal monarch’s repeated attempts to find his voice and his struggle at being thrust to the throne. The film won four Academy Awards in 2010 including the Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year. It stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. It is rated R for some hard language.
For more information on the International Film Series, contact Joe Zimmerman at 352-854-2322, ext. 1233, or visit www.cf.edu/foundation/events/filmseries.htm.