Pictured are program partners John Whitehead, Wheeling Jesuit; Kate Crosbie, Oglebay Institute and Sean Duffy, Ohio County Public Library.
7 p.m. October 26 Screening: Casablanca, Towngate Cinema
7 p.m. November 30 Screening,Play it Again Sam, Towngate Cinema
7 p.m. January 25 Screening:The Godfather, Towngate Cinema
7 p.m. April 19 Screening: TheNatural, Towngate Cinema
“There's a romantic spy story, a romantic comedy, a crime epic, and a sports drama,” he said. “But more important, I wanted to choose films in this first season that dealt with iconic myths of our shared past: the war hero, the romantic loner, the rags-to-riches businessman, the natural athlete. And for me, what's interesting about these films we're showing is that they don't present any of these icons without irony. Part of what makes these films great is that they challenge us to think more deeply about our myths and heroes than we sometimes do.”