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SXU 2008-2009 film series continues with “Call Northside 777”

Series theme is “Film and the City”
Chicago (October 1, 2008) Saint Xavier University will screen the 1948 black and white film “Call Northside 777” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Saint Xavier University’s McGuire Hall, Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.

The screening is free and open to the public and is the second film in the 2008-09 SXU Film Series, “Film and the City.” 

Filmed on location in Chicago, director Henry Hathaway’s film follows a reporter, played by Jimmy Stewart, as he works to prove the innocence of man convicted of a policeman’s murder 11 years before.  The film offers a realistic view of life in Chicago during the Great Depression and highlights issues that still resonate in today.

The movie won the 1949 Edgar award for Best Motion Picture at the Edgar Allen Poe Awards. 

The film is 111 minutes long and will be projected by DVD. This year’s film series, titled “Film and the City” is partially supported by a grant for the Illinois Arts Council, the Saint Xavier College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Design.

For more information, please contact film series director Alison Fraunhar, Ph.D., at fraunhar@sxu.edu or (773)298-3083.


Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or ducat@sxu.edu