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50th Film Festival

August 16, 2018– Continuing its 50th anniversary celebrations, Northern Kentucky University is hosting a film festival dedicated to 1968 cinema. Presented by the Department of English and Cinema Studies, “NKU’s Gold Anniversary on the Silver Screen: A Look Back at 1968 Film” takes a deeper look at a compelling time in America’s cultural history and the history of film.

Eight signature films will be playing in Griffin Hall’s Digitorium starting August 30. Each screening will begin with a presentation from faculty on production history and the film’s cultural relevancy through recent decades and be followed by a discussion

“From zombies to an Earth ruled by apes, each of the films made an impact on today’s movies, and each of them present a unique story on and off the screen,” said Dr. Andrea Gazzaniga, director of Cinema Studies. “We invite everyone to relive these great films and take a deeper dive into understanding them.”

·      What: NKU Gold Anniversary On the Silver Screen: A Look Back at 1968 Film

·      When: August 30 to December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

·      Where: The George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium in Griffin Hall

Screenings are free and open to the public. Complimentary popcorn, chocolate covered pretzels and water will be provided, with other concessions available for purchase.

For more information, visit the film festival website or contact Dr. Andrea Gazzaniga at

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit