CSUN Invites Public to Free Preview of Veronica Guerin
(NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2003) - The public is invited to join Cal State Northridge faculty and students on Tuesday, Oct. 14, for two free screenings of Veronica Guerin, the latest movie by Jerry Bruckheimer and Touchstone Pictures.
The movie, starring Cate Blanchett, will screen at 5:30 and 8 p.m. in the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater in Manzanita Hall, located at the southwest corner of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge.
Based on a true story, Veronica Guerin, is the tale of Irish journalist Veronica Guerin who covered crime in the mid 1990s in Dublin which at that time was nothing short of a war zone, with a few powerful drug lords battling for control.
As Guerin investigated and exposed the "pushers," balancing her home and family against her responsibility to her readers and her country, she became a national folk heroine to the people of Ireland. Each attempt on her life only galvanized her legend. Her brutal murder in 1996 forced a dramatic revision of Ireland's laws and led to the arrests of the nation's top criminals.
The screenings are part of the university's Cinematheque offerings.
The Cinematheque is the only venue of its kind in the San Fernando Valley. Offered by CSUN's Department of Cinema and Television Arts, it presents thematically-designed retrospectives of classic films, as well as aesthetically significant contemporary releases in conjunction with the appearances of featured guest artists for lectures and panel discussions.
The public is invited to come to the screenings early and enjoy the Cinematheque Gallery of Film Poster Art, the only permanent museum collection of classic motion picture posters in the United States.
For a complete program listing and show times, visit the Cinematheque's Web site at www.CSUNCinematheque.com.