Social “Network”ing

June 26, 2007 at 2:56 pm | Posted in Events, Matthew Hurst, Media, Webster Film Series | 5 Comments

We know readers of Highway 61 are a relatively media savvy bunch, but sometimes even our staff misses out on the local media scoop.  Case in point – the Gateway Media Literacy Partners, whose Media Literacy Education Week is well underway this week.  In fact even with the coinciding National Media Education Conference wrapping up this evening, we’ve been given a chance to catch up with the conference online.  Already podcasts of the NMEC keynote speakers have been made available, and you can catch many of the events and speeches for the rest of the week via a streaming video feed on their website.  Of course you’ll probably want to check their schedule of events to at least tune in on time if not actually attend.

Of course if you’d rather spend your evening offline, GMLP is sponsoring a FREE screening of “Network” in the Webster Film Series.  Starting this Tuesday June 26th @ 7 pm, you can catch this previously unscheduled screening of the prophetic 1976 film which envisions a future full sensationalistic television news, followed by a panel-led discussion.  Did we mention you can watch “Network” for free?  We know you like free things,  “So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs….” for the Howard Beale in all of us.

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5 Comments

  1. Oh, guessed I missed a lot in 2 days.
    Is it good enough for Netflix?

  2. Guessed I didn’t edit, either.

  3. Dear Tamara, Network is a consistant addition to many people’s favorite film lists. I’d say if you already have netflix, it’d be a great film to throw on your que. Deffinetely worth checking out, even if you don’t like it a lot of people reference it.
    And ????

  4. I’m mad as hell about you not seeing Network.

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