New Lens Film series at Western Carolina University focuses on 1960s counterculture

Press Release

Western Carolina University:

CULLOWHEE –The New Lens Film Series at Western Carolina University will resume Wednesday, Feb. 12, with a screening of “Summer of Love,” a look at the 1960s counterculture movement from the PBS program “American Experience.”

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center and will be followed by a discussion.

The 2013-14 New Lens Film Series selections are linked to WCU’s campuswide interdisciplinary learning theme, “1960s: Take It All In,” which is designed to encourage discussion and study of the legacy and lessons of the decade.

Upcoming shows include “The Original Wives’ Club,” an episode of HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon” centered on wives of NASA’s Apollo astronauts” on Tuesday, March 4, and “Before Stonewall,” a 1984 documentary that examines discrimination against the LGBT community in the time leading up to the 1969 Stonewall riots, on Wednesday, April 9.

For more information, contact Marilyn Chamberlin, associate professor of sociology, at 828-227-3839 or


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