TNCC Celebrates National Humor Month with Cinema Event

Category: Events, The Arts Comments Open
Tags: , ,

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) celebrates National Humor Month with a showing of “Best in Show” at noon on Wednesday, April 27. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in Room 110 at the Historic Triangle Campus, 4601 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg.

“Best in Show” follows five dog owners and their animals through the toils of entering a highly competitive dog show. Starring Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy, the 2000 mock documentary profiles the owners as they juggle the competition with unrelated events, including a chance encounter with an old lover.

(more…)

TNCC Celebrates Patriot’s Day with Film on Revolutionary War

Category: Events, The Arts Comments Open
Tags: , ,

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) celebrates Patriot’s Day with a showing of “The Crossing” at noon on Wednesday, April 20. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in Room 110 at the Historic Triangle Campus, 4601 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg.

Patriot’s Day marks the battles of Lexington and Concord, the earliest battles of the Revolutionary War fought on April 19,1775 near Boston, Massachusetts. “The Crossing” highlights one of the most pivotal moments of the war and of George Washington’s military career. Based on Howard Fast’s bestselling novel of the same name, the 2000 film is a dramatization of Washington’s legendary journey across the Delaware River to launch a surprise attack on British soldiers at the Battle of Trenton.

(more…)

TNCC to Observe Black History Month with Series of Lectures, Exhibits More

Category: Events, The Arts Comments Open
Tags: , , , ,

HAMPTON, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will observe Black History Month with a series of presentations, lectures, exhibits and other activities that reflect the many contributions of African Americans. Themed “On the Shoulders of Giants: Agents of Change,” the month-long celebrate begins Tuesday, February 1, 2011. All events will take place at the Hampton campus.

(more…)

TNCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Cinema Exhibit

Category: Events, The Arts Comments Open
Tags: , , ,

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) welcomes The Hispanic Cinema Museum in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The traveling exhibit will be on display October 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Wythe Hall Gallery on the Hampton campus.

The Hispanic Cinema Museum chronicles the journeys of pioneers in film, theater and television to educate audiences about those who paved the way for Desi Arnaz, Jennifer Lopez, Daisy Fuentes and other Hispanic and Latino film stars. Rare photographs, biographies, motivational quotes, posters, play bills and other memorabilia tell the stories of Myrtle Gonzales, Beatriz Michelena and other Hispanic and Latino stars of the silent film era. According to information shared in the exhibited, Hispanics have acted in, directed and produced more than 400 films and television shows since 1927. The traveling exhibit is meant inspire and motivate people of all races.

(more…)

TNCC Computer Arts Students Use High-End Technology to Produce Digital Films

Category: Events, The Arts Comments Open
Tags: , , , , ,

Computer Arts students at Thomas Nelson Community College may be using the same digital software that created blockbuster movies like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Shrek, but the results are on a more intimate scale.

Whether it’s animating dancing iPods or a critique on television wasteland, these students are using high-end technology to create pieces that synthesize their technical knowledge with a personal creative aesthetic.

(more…)

TNCC Celebrates Black History Month with Special Events

Category: Events, The Arts Comments Open
Tags: , , , ,

Thomas Nelson Community College will celebrate Black History Month with the special documentary presentation of The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, a panel discussion of Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and a special event sponsored by the College’s African-American Culture Club. All activities are free and open to the general public. Highlights are listed below. For additional information, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 825-2863.

(more…)