upcoming1Fordham’s College at 60 kicked off its new summer series, Where Great Books Meet Great Movies! on June 5, with the Academy-award-nominated film The Help.

The 2011 comedy-drama film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s novel of the same name was the first of four films that will be screened in the 12th Floor Lounge at the Lincoln Center campus. It will be followed by showings of Wings of the Dove,The Name of the Rose and The Grapes of Wrath (pictured above), weekly through June 26.

Screenings will be followed by a lecture and discussion led by Robert Spiegelman, Ph.D., adjunct professor of sociology and social science at Fordham. Spiegelman, a screenwriter and creative producer with several feature film and documentary projects under development, has incorporated film for years as an integral part of all of his courses at Fordham, Long Island University, and the College of Staten Island.

More information can be found on the website, www.fordham.edu/collegeat60