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Hudson Valley to Host Rock and Roll Film Festival

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, October 31, 2003

Hudson Valley Community College will be transformed into Rock and Roll College on Tuesday, Nov. 4, when its hosts "Fifty Years of Rockin,' a film festival featuring six movies guaranteed to make audiences shake, rattle and roll.

All movies are free, and will be shown from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre and Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. The schedule is as follows:

Maureen Stapleton Theatre

  • 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: "A Hard Day\'s Night," 1964, Rated G, 87 minutes.
  • 11:50 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.: "Empire Records," 1995, Rated PG-13, 90 minutes.
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.: "This is Spinal Tap," 1984, Rated R, 82 minutes.
  • 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: "Almost Famous," 2000, Rated R, 122.

Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: "Jailhouse Rock," 1957, Not Rated, 96 minutes.
  • 8 p.m. to 9:40 p.m.: "Tommy," 1975, Rated PG, 111 minutes.

More information about this or other cultural events at Hudson Valley Community College is available online at or by calling 629-4TIX.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has graduated more than 55,000 students.