On March 28, the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will host “Lincoln: The Man and the Film,” in the Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike. The event is free and open to the general public.
A roundtable discussion led by Dr. Terry Alford, NOVA history professor and consultant to the producers of the “Lincoln” film, will take place at 12:30 p.m. The panel will also feature Mark Greenough, tour supervisor and historian of the Virginia State Capitol, Honorable Jim Dillard, former member of the Virginia House of Delegates and Dr. Amy Gilley, NOVA associate professor of film and theater studies.
The discussion will include historical background of events depicted in the film, history of the Virginia Capitol in the Civil War, a look behind the politics in the effort to pass the 13th Amendment, and a review of the film from a theatrical viewpoint.
The showing of the film will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Ernst Center Theatre, starring Best Actor Oscar Winner Daniel Day-Lewis.
Alford is a nationally recognized scholar on John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln assassination. He has appeared on “20/20”, ABC News, the History Channel, the Discovery Network, and PBS. He is also the founding board member of the Abraham Lincoln Institute of Washington, D.C. and the author of “Fortune’s Fool: The Biography of John Wilkes Booth,” published in 2011.
Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.