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UC Irvine Extension “Sneak Previews with Michael Berlin” Announces 2012 Season

October 23, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The 2012 season of the “Sneak Previews with Michael Berlin,” film and interview series of the University of California, Irvine Extension, will give Orange County film enthusiasts a first look at six films before their public release. The program, held on six Monday evenings beginning October 29 and continuing through December 10, will be held at the Edwards University Center Six theater in Irvine. Registration is now open at http://extension.uci.edu/sneakpreviews.

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“The Sneak Previews film series is unique among film screenings and film festivals,” explained Dr. Kirwan Rockefeller, the executive producer of the program. “The films selected for the series represent a range of genres, and are presented with commentary and a discussion to give our audience a greater insight into the art and business of filmmaking.”

Films to be screened in this year’s series will include:

  • A heartwarming drama for which the writer and director have been awarded international film festival honors including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film;
  • A 21(st) century recreation of a blockbuster thriller, with a cast whose lead members have starred in The Avengers, The Hunger Games, and the television drama Friday Night Lights; and
  • A Sundance Film Festival award-winning international drama.

The specific list of films selected for the UC Irvine Extension Sneak Previews series are never announced in advance, though some notes about selected films are made available immediately in advance of individual screenings through the program’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/UCIExtensionSneakPreviews.

The series, now in its 18(th) year, is hosted and moderated by Dr. Michael Berlin, an accomplished screenwriter and producer whose credits include the feature films, Anguish, Breaking Point and Robo-Warriors, in addition to numerous television credits such as Miami Vice, Cagney & Lacey, Murder, She Wrote, Diagnosis: Murder, The Commish, Missing Persons and The Outer Limits.

In prior years, UC Irvine Extension Sneak Previews audiences have been among the first to see critically-acclaimed movies including Slumdog Millionaire, Juno, Black Swan, Kinsey, Atonement and Hotel Rwanda.

General admission for the series of six films is $150, and is open to all attendees 18 years of age or older. Registration is managed by UC Irvine Extension, either online at http://extension.uci.edu/sneakpreviews or by calling (949) 824-5414.

The series is supported by the Irvine Company’s University Center and the Internet Marketing Association.

About UC Irvine Extension
University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine. Through thousands of courses and programs offered online, on campus and as customized on-site employee development, UC Irvine Extension helps adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has provided universally accessible, university-level learning to local, regional, and global communities. Learn more at http://extension.uci.edu, or find UC Irvine Extension on Facebook at facebook.com/uciextension.

About the University of California, Irvine
Founded in 1965, UCI is a top-ranked university dedicated to research, scholarship and community service. Led by Chancellor Michael Drake since 2005, UCI is among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system, with nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,000 staff. Orange County’s largest employer, UCI contributes an annual economic impact of $4.2 billion. For more UCI news, visit today.uci.edu.

Contact: Scott Rutherford, 949-824-2308, scott.rutherford@uci.edu

SOURCE University of California, Irvine Extension

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