TNCC Celebrates National Humor Month with Cinema Event

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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.

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TNCC Celebrates Patriot’s Day with Film on Revolutionary War

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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.

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TNCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Cinema Exhibit

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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.

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TNCC Students Showcase Work in Semi-Annual Digital Film Festival

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The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Art Department will showcase student talent during the semi-annual Digital Film Festival on Tuesday, April 13. Free and open to the public, the 7 p.m. event takes place in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton Campus.

The upcoming spring festival will not include judging or prizes. Instead, the students will display their work without the pressures of a contest and benefit from audience feedback. The opinions from the audience will be valuable tools for the students as they work to enhance their creativity and production skills. The department will showcase 30 to 40 pieces this year.

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Thomas Nelson Community College Presents Black History Month Calendar of Events

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Thomas Nelson Community College will observe Black History Month with a series of presentations, lectures and other activities that reflect the many contributions of African Americans. The month-long celebration begins Tuesday, February 2 and culminates February 26.

For more information regarding Thomas Nelson Community College’s Black History Month event series, contact Ms. Sandra Robertson at 825-3678.

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Academy Award-winning Director to Present Film at TNCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Cultural Affairs brings Academy Award-winning director Paul Wagner to the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium Monday, April 13 at 3 p.m. presenting his film “Windhorse.”  The event is free and open to the public on TNCC’s Hampton campus at Templin Hall.

The motion picture was filmed secretly inside Chinese-occupied Tibet and in Nepal and tells the story of three young Tibetans’ search for freedom amidst the clashing cultures of Chinese-occupied Tibet. A trailer of the movie can be viewed at http://www.windhorsemovie.com/aboutWindhorse/.

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