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College Film Series Begins

CONTACT: Judith White (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071

DATE: February 4, 2002

The documentary "When We Were Kings" will be first of a trio of movies to be presented in a free college film series at Hudson Valley Community College. The series is sponsored by Hudson Valley's Cultural Affairs program, and is intended for both students and community.

Starring Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, James Brown and B.B. King, the movie focuses on the controversial life and meteoric rise of Ali as well as events leading up to the well-publicized "Rumble in the Jungle." The movie will be shown at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre at the college.

Other Tuesday film showings include "The Commitments, at 1, 3 and 6:30 p.m. on March 12, and "Life is Beautiful" at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on April 23.

For information call 629-4TIX.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.