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“Art of the Cinema” Course at Hudson Valley Community College Focuses on Gangster Films

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2007

Author and film historian John McCarthy will lead a discussion on the American gangster picture as part of the Art of Cinema series offered by Hudson Valley Community College, beginning Wednesday, March 28.

The three-session, credit-free course will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Each three-hour session will consist of lecture, viewing and discussion of this enduring subject matter, which is as popular today as when Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart helped immortalize the genre in the 1930s.

McCarthy is the author of more than 20 non-fiction books, including “Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture.”

Class will be held in the auditorium of the Bulmer Telecommunications Center on the Hudson Valley campus. The cost is $59.

For more information, or to register, call the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: 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 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.