Centennial: ‘A Century Through Cinema’ series continues through summer 2015

| May 13, 2015
Webster University Centennial

Webster University will celebrate 100 years of global innovation and leadership with a yearlong series of free public events designed to highlight the values that have remained constant throughout Webster’s first century.

“All the President’s Men,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, will screen in the Winifred Moore Auditorium on Friday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m.

As part of the Webster University Centennial celebration, the Webster University Film Series continues the “A Century Through Cinema” series throughout 2015, reflecting 100 years of cinema, with each event representing a different era in film history.

A special guest will introduce the next film on Friday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. Don Corrigan, professor, Communications & Journalism Department, will introduce “All the President’s Men” (1976), a political thriller based on the 1974 book by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward. The film follows the story of the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post.

Admission is free to Webster University students, $6 for general admission, $5 for seniors (60 +), students from other schools and Webster alumni.

Upcoming Films

Please note the location of the following film screenings, as the venue varies.

“Dazed and Confused” Wednesday, June 3, 8 p.m. at the Schlafly Bottleworks

“Dazed and Confused” (1993) follows groups of teenagers during the last day of school in the summer of 1976. The film features a large ensemble cast of rising stars, including Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich and Parker Posey.

“The Breakfast Club” Wednesday, July 1, 8 p.m. at the Schlafly Bottleworks

“The Breakfast Club” (1985), a coming of age comedy-drama that follows five teenagers, each a member of a different high school clique, who spend a Saturday in detention together and come to realize that they are all more than their respective stereotypes.

The film features an ensemble cast of rising stars (Brat Pack):  Emilio Estevez (the jock), Anthony Michael Hall (the brain), Judd Nelson (the criminal), Molly Ringwald (the princess) and Ally Sheedy (the basket case). The film features the song Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds that became a hit following the release of the movie and soundtrack.

“Roger & Me” Saturday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium

“Roger & Me” (1989) follows filmmaker Michael Moore, as he attempts to meet the chairman of General Motors, Roger Smith, and invite him out for a few beers up in Flint, Michigan to “talk things over” about the company’s decisions that have turned Flint into a ghost town. Along the way, Moore tells the tales of those affected by the economic decline.

“Clerks” Wednesday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m. at the Schlafly Bottleworks

“Clerks” (1994) is a low-budget, black and white comedy about a young man who has little direction in life and is tired of existence, as he knows it.

Spread the Word with #webster100

Stay up to date on all Centennial events on the Centennial Events Calendar website.

Feel free to bring your friends and family to celebrate. If you attend spread the word about your experience, in one of the many events, celebrating Webster University Centennial with the hashtag #webster100. For more information on other centennial events visit the Webster University Centennial website.

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