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Contact: Marilynn Fryer
December 21, 2010
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Get behind-the-scenes look at filmmaking with Winter Film Series

Jackson Community College’s 35th Annual Winter Film Series starts Jan. 10, exploring the art of filmmaking with works ranging from classic to contemporary in a variety of genres.

The Winter Film Series is held annually at the Michigan Theatre in downtown Jackson as part of the College’s English 210 Introduction to Film class, and the community is welcome. Films begin at 7:15 p.m. on Mondays, and the cost is $6.50 per adult, $4.50 for seniors and students with identification. Passes are available for five movies for $30. Contact the Michigan Theatre at 517.783.0962, or e-mail

Jan. 10 – Bringing Up Baby

A straight-laced paleontologist (Cary Grant) loses a dinosaur bone to a dog belonging to free-spirited heiress Katharine Hepburn. In trying to retrieve said bone, Grant is drawn into the vortex surrounding Hepburn, which becomes a flirtatious pas de deux that will transform both of them.

Jan. 17 – Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Jan. 24 – The Breakfast Club

John Hughes’ film in which five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Jan. 31 – Unforgiven

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. Stars Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman.

Feb. 7 – The Shining

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. Jack Nicholson stars.

Feb. 14 – All of Me

A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. But something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body -- together with the lawyer. A Carl Reiner film starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin.

Feb. 21 – The Kids are All Right

Academy Award® nominees Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star in this funny portrait of a modern American family. Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) are your average suburban couple raising their two teens, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), in Southern California. But when the kids secretly track down their “donor dad,” Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an unexpected new chapter begins for everyone as family ties are defined, re-defined and then re-re-defined.

March 7 – Glory

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

March 14 – Young Frankenstein

Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments. Mel Brooks’ film starring Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn.

March 21 – 2010 Oscar Best Picture nominee or winner

March 28 – Sunset Boulevard

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. A 1950 Billy Wilder film with William Holden, Gloria Swanson and Erich von Stroheim.

April 4 – Waiting for Superman

From Davis Guggenheim, the Academy-Award-winning director of “An Inconvenient Truth,” comes another stirring, must-see clarion call of our times. This documentary presents a deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the U.S. and how it is affecting our children.

April 11 – Airplane

An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley. See the late Leslie Nielsen in this comedy classic.