WMC film series moves to new site for final 2 shows

October 01, 1992

The final two films in the Western Maryland College History Department Fall Film Series will be screened at a new location. "That Hamilton Woman" and "Hope and Glory" will be shown in Memorial Hall Room 106, on the Westminster campus. Both films are free and open to the public.

One of the greatest love stories ever is that of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. Made during World War II in 1941, "That Hamilton Woman" is a dynamic retelling of the war between England and Napolean's France, and a revealing look at the affairs of the principals.

Starring Laurence Olivier as Lord Nelson and Vivian Leigh as Emma Hamilton, the film is said to have been Winston Churchill's favorite. It will be shown on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

"Hope and Glory," nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, may be director John Boorman's most personal film. Based on his childhood recollections of the London Blitz, it opens just before the declaration of war in 1939.

The young hero, Bill Bohan, finds life turned upside-down when his father registers for military service. Soon the business-as-usual attitude of British school and family life is overrun by the chaos and wonder of a city under siege. Though this 1987 film is very British, its themes are universal. The film will be shown on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information, call the WMC History Department at 857-2410 or the college's Office of Public Information at 857-2290.

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