3-Day weekend brings Hollywood to Asbury College

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Engaging Culture Weekend

WILMORE, KY— Asbury College will host a special “Engaging Culture Weekend” April 24-26, 2008 for students and the central Kentucky community to explore the importance of ideas, truth and the art of film.

 

 

 

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, April 24: Spring Classics Concert 7:30 p.m. Free Admission
Friday, April 25: Narnia Night 7:00 p.m. Free Admission
Saturday, April 26: Highbridge Film Festival 7:30 p.m. $5 General Admission

On April 24, the Asbury College music department will present a Spring Classics Concert in Hughes Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The concert features Bruce Broughton, an Academy Award nominee and Emmy award-winning composer, along with music students from the college. Broughton is perhaps best known for composing the score for the film Silverado.

On Friday, April 25, audiences can explore the newest addition to C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia films, Prince Caspian, in Hughes Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Admission is free and open to the general public. Narnia Night provides the audience an opportunity to enter the world of Narnia through media and Lewis scholars. The evening includes a presentation by noted Narnia scholar, author, and Asbury College professor Dr. Devin Brown. Participants may also purchase a limited number of discounted tickets for a local showing of Disney’s movie.

In addition, actors in costume will entertain guests as characters from the film. Narnia fans areinvited to a reception immediately following the presentations in the Student Center to purchase Narnia books and visit a special Aslan art exhibit by Christina Aylor.

On Saturday, April 26, the weekend comes to a close with the fourth annual Highbridge Film Festival in Hughes Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Each year, the Highbridge Film Festival features Asbury College students’ films as well as high school students’ films from across the country. Winning high school entrants receive a $1,000 scholarship. Qualified films selected for festival screening will be included on a special DVD that will be available the night of the festival and shown at the Ichthus Music Festival in June. Tickets to the film festival are $5 and include admission to a reception with the winners, judges and student film makers in the Student Center.

Judges for the film festival include Broughton, Erik Lokkesmoe, Clayton Ferguson, May-Lynn Chang and Rick Eldridge. Lokkesmoe served as the vice president for strategic relationships with Walden Media before co-founding Different Drummer Productions. Ferguson is working with the Becker Group to produce the International Narnia Museum Exhibition. Chang is the director of strategic marketing for Walden Media. Eldridge is the producer of "Running the Sahara," an upcoming documentary narrated by Matt Damon. The judges will lead special seminars during the weekend’s activities.

Asbury’s Engaging Culture Weekend is being made possible through the Lilly Grant and a number of other generous sponsors. Professor Greg Bandy and Asbury College Communications Department students are producing the events for the weekend.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, April 24: Spring Classics Concert || 7:30 p.m. || Free Admission
Friday, April 25: Narnia Night || 7:00 p.m. || Free Admission
Saturday, April 26: Highbridge Film Festival || 7:30 p.m. || $5 General Admission

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