Date: January 13, 2005
Contact: Michael Hopkins
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, January 13, 2005 – Governors State University’s film series workshop "Transformations” will host guest lecturer Dr. James Howley on Thursday, January 20, at 4:30 p.m. in Engbretson Hall on the university’s main campus, 1 University Parkway, University Park.
The “Transformations” Film Series workshops are non-credit workshops that are free and open to the public, GSU students, faculty, and staff.
The workshops are designed to explore provocative academic themes through various films, selected by the guest lecturers.
Howley’s workshop will explore issues related to gay identity, postmodernism, and queer theory. He will show the film “Jeffrey” to illustrate these themes. The film stars Steven Webber as a gay man who decides to be celibate in the age of AIDS.
Howley said, “I believe the film, as well as all of the films in the series, serves to represent a variety of realities and perspectives. Through the workshop format, we can discuss the social implications of certain issues and begin to understand the universal nature of both human action and inaction.”
The “Transformations” Film Series workshops are held periodically at the university. They are single workshops and do not require advance registration.
For more information, call 708-534-7090.