University of Rochester

EVENT: Sneak Preview of The Green Mile

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, in Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on the University of Rochester River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public; however door passes should be obtained in advance from the Wilson Commons Information Desk

October 26, 1999

A sneak preview of The Green Mile, directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, James Cromwell, Michael Duncan, and Bonnie Hunt, is being offered to University of Rochester students and the general public at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23.

The Green Mile, adapted from a Stephen King series, is an extraordinary tale set on Death Row in a Southern prison in 1935. It tells the remarkable story of a cell block's head guard Paul Edgecomb (Hanks), who develops a poignant and unusual relationship with one inmate John Coffey (Duncan), who possesses a magical gift that is both mysterious and miraculous. The movie is scheduled to be released in commercial theaters Dec. 17.

The preview, which will be held in Hubbell Auditorium in Hutchison Hall on the River Campus, is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a special broadcast featuring cast members and Darabont, who also directed The Shawshank Redemption. Door passes should be obtained in advance from the Wilson Commons Information Desk. For more information contact the information desk at (585) 275-5911.

The advance screening is sponsored by Warner Bros. and is brought to the University by Network Event Theater (NET), which also provides previews of concerts and HBO programs. The preview is presented in association with the Student Activities office and the UR Cinema Group




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