International Film Series Announces Spring Semester Schedule

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Jake Erhardt International Film Series will kick off the spring semester with The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of Westminster College's McKelvey Campus Center.

The event is free and open to the public.  A short introduction will be given prior to the showing and a discussion will follow.

The 2009 Swedish film, adapted from Steig Larsson's novel, is the third in the trilogy that includes last semester's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire.

Additional films on the schedule are the 2008 French film I've Loved You So Long on March 29 and the 2008 Dominican Republic film Sugar on April 19.  Additional information on all films is available at

The International Film Series is named in honor of its founder, Dr. Jacob Erhardt, professor of German emeritus at Westminster College.  Erhardt, who taught at Westminster from 1968 until his retirement in 2004, served as chair of his department from 1970-1986, was named the Language Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Modern Languages Association, translated into English Robert Reitzel's Adventures of a Greenhorn, and was recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities as an outstanding member.

Contact Dr. Deborah Mitchell, Westminster professor of English and film studies and coordinator of the film series, at (724) 946-7030 or e-mail for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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