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Westminster College International Film Series to Open with Beatles Movie

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Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016

Westminster College’s Jake Erhardt International Film Series will open the 2016-2017 season with A Hard Day’s Night Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater.  The program is free and open to the public.

The 1964 Richard Lester film follows a “typical” day in the life of the Beatles, arguably the world’s most famous rock and roll band, as they travel from their home in Liverpool to London for a television show.

The British film was nominated for two Academy Awards and a Grammy and won Boxoffice magazine’s Blue Ribbon Award for Best Picture of the Month for the Whole Family (Sept. 1964).

Additional films this semester are scheduled for Tuesdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 15.

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 at 724-946-7030 or email for more information.