Classic Film Series offers community screenings

By Chandler Highfill

The Classic Film Series held on TCU’s campus throughout the semester offers community members a chance to view classic films.
Dr. Joan McGettigan, film history and critical film studies professor at TCU, will host the event in Room 164 of the Moudy South Building starting at 7 p.m. every Thursday.
Requests are taken for classic movies that will be screened throughout the semester. This Thursday, the movie that will be screened is “East of Eden.
“I think for those who come, their impression is it’s an opportunity to learn a little bit but also to be part of a community event,” said Dr. McGettigan, who has been hosting the Classic Film Series for 15 years.
The event is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted from the viewers in order to keep the screenings going.
The licensing fees for each film are roughly $150 to $350, depending on the film that is to be screened. Dr. McGettigan says that people are willing to donate to help with costs.
“This is, at the moment, entirely self sustaining. There are licensing fees that have to be paid when you run a public screening,” said Dr. McGettigan.
Dr. McGettigan hopes to bring a sense of community to the Classic Film Series.
“Even if [viewers] are not big donors to the university or not but football fans, there are events that are meant for them,” said McGettigan.
The Classic Film Series is one of several film screenings held weekly on campus.
For more information on the Classic Film Series, call 817-257-7630 or 817-257-6690.