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03/24/2003
Cultural Affairs at Hudson Valley March 24-April 9

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 24, 2003

Art Exhibit

Questar III – The Capital Region's best high school artists will exhibit works of all media in the Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College's Marvin Library through March 30. Exhibit times are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Film

"Dr. Strangelove" – First released in 1964 at the height of the Cold War and with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in people's memories, "Dr. Strangelove" is about if the wrong person pushed the wrong button. The film is showing on Tuesday, April 1 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Showtimes are noon and 6 p.m. Admission is free.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" – This 1962 film, starring Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall, is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. Peck earned an Academy Award for his performance as Atticus Finch, a southern lawyer who defends a local black man charged with raping a white woman. With passions aroused in the small southern town, Atticus finds his safety threatened along with that of his two children, Scout and Jem. The film is showing on Tuesday, April 8 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Showtimes are noon and 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Lecture

The Holocaust Kid – Sonia Pilcer is the daughter of Polish-Jewish parents who met in Germany at the Landsberg Displaced Persons Camp. In her book, "The Holocaust Kid," she depicts the intimate, painful lives of Jewish survivors and their children. Pilcer will relate her personal experience at noon on Wednesday, April 2 in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center. Admission is free.

Theater

Edible Shorts – The Hudson Valley Theater Club will perform a series of short plays. Admission is free. For more information, call 331-1331.

Glengarry Glen Ross – A comedic drama about the inner workings of a real estate office, "Glengarry Glen Ross" will be performed by the Hudson Valley Student Theater Club on Friday-Saturday, April 11-12 in Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Nightly showtimes are at 8 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call 331-1331.

Hudson Valley Community College, located at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue 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 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.