Date: March 1, 2010
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
PNC, Libraries to Host “The September Issue” Film Screenings
WESTVILLE – Public showings of the film "The September Issue” will be offered through a collaboration of the Purdue University North Central Odyssey 2009-10 Arts and Cultural Events Series, LaPorte County Public Library and Michigan City Public Library. The showings are free and open to the public.
The film will be shown Tuesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. at LaPorte Library, 904 Indiana Ave. , LaPorte; Sunday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. , Michigan City and Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at PNC in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. It is rated PG-13.
"The September Issue” takes a look inside legendary fashion magazine, “Vogue” filming the behind-the-scenes work that went into making the September 2007 annual fall fashion issue magazine that will set the tempo for the year's fashion. That issue became the biggest single issue in the magazine's history, selling 13 million copies.
“Vogue” editor Anna Wintour, considered one of the most powerful figures in fashion, had never given anyone access to look inside the magazine. This documentary took more than eight months to film and shows Wintour as she visits Fashion Week shows and follows her into Vogue offices and fashion studios as she works with photographers, writers and models. “Vogue” had no stake in the movie, nor was paid for its involvement.
“USA Today” noted that “snarkiness and drama are in plain view” as the magazine's inner workings are candidly shown. Wintour is seen as “undeniably fascinating” and is a woman with immense influence over the fashion industry. It has been said that she could put “10 percent of the female population into empire-waist dresses any season she chose.”
PNC Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series features events throughout the year. A schedule can be found at www.pnc.edu . For information about this film, or any event in the Odyssey series, contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Community Relations, at 785-5200, ext. 5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.