SJC Faculty Member to Lead Discussion on Oscar-Winning Film

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – March 1, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) faculty member Peter Mascuch will host a discussion on the 2013 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film and nominee for Best Picture, Amour, on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. The discussion and screening will take place at the Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center (MAC) in downtown Patchogue as part of its ongoing Film Discussion Series.

“I've been waiting eagerly to see Amour, because it has two legendary stars, a provocative director, and has won nearly every award available, while receiving rapturous reviews from most critics,” said Peter Mascuch, Ph.D., associate professor of English and American studies and coordinator of the film media studies program at SJC. “It's wonderful to have the opportunity to see it at Plaza MAC and a pleasure to be able to discuss it with some of the smartest moviegoers in our area.”

The film will be shown on Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 9 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students with a valid ID. For more information, visit 

The Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center is a non-profit public charity organization dedicated to bringing the magic and power of movies and filmmaking to the hearts and minds of the community. On a weekly basis, the Plaza provides the Patchogue community with current, quality independent films from around the world while offering special films for children and cultural programming such as broadcasts of operas and ballet from the world stage. Starting in 2013, the Plaza will be offering classes in screenwriting, editing and film production.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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