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August 9, 2012

Free film series on Merrimack campus

The Summer 2012 Free Film Series is underway at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, on the Andover-North Andover line.

All events are free of charge and include:

“Winchester 73” on Wednesday, Aug.15 with a commentary at 6:30 and a screening at 7 p.m. The movie is described by the center as “The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another and a cowboy’s search for a murderous fugitive.”

“The Kid” on Wednesday, Aug. 22 with a commentary at 6:30 and a screening at 7 p.m. The movie is described by the center in this way: “‘The Kid’ is a 1921 American silent film dramedy written by, produced by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick. This was Chaplin’s first full-length movie. It was a huge success, and was the second-highest grossing film in 1921, behind “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.”

“Anatomy of a Murder” on Wednesday, Aug. 29 with a commentary at 6:30 and a screening at 7 p.m. The movie is described by the center “a 1959 American courtroom crime drama film. Paul Biegler a laid back, southern lawyer defends a short-tempered Army lieutenant who is accused of murdering his wife’s rapist.”

All events are subject to change.The films are sponsored by the Tambakos Fund created by George Furth in memory of Merrimack alum Peter Tambakos. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover, Methuen and North Andover Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.For more information, contact the Rogers Center Box Office at 978-837-5355.

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