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"Sittin' on a Million" Film and Director Discussion at Hudson Valley Community College

Contact: Jessica Shahda, (518) 629-7180,
For Release: Immediate, Monday, Sept. 29, 2008


A Cultural Affairs Sponsored Event

WHAT: "Sittin' on a Million" film showing followed by a discussion with the film's director, Penny Lane

Thursday, Oct. 2
Film Showing: Noon - 1 p.m.
Director Discussion: 1 - 2 p.m.


Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium


Penny Lane, an independent and award-winning filmmaker and video artist from Troy, New York, will discuss her new film "Sittin' on a Million." This experimental documentary is about Mame Faye who ran a world famous house of prostitution on Sixth Avenue in Troy. In this film, Ms. Lane and her co-filmmaker, Annmarie Lanesey, tell a rich tale paying tribute to this legendary figure and explaining the complex relationship between the Victorian-era Collar City and its seedier side of life downtown.

Showing dates for "Sittin' on a Million"
Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept.30 at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2 at noon
All showings will be in the Multipurpose Room of the Marvin Library.
Runtime: 25 minutes

Interview Opportunity: Members of the media will have the opportunity to interview the film's director, Penny Lane.