Moffett Movie Madness shows “Private Benjamin”

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Media Librarian Emily Billings continued the tradition of Moffett Movie Madness with the movie “Private Benjamin,” chosen by Whitney Snow, associate professor, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the leisure reading room of Moffett Library.

“It was started before by the previous librarian. I’m unsure of exactly when, but it was something she started and got going and we’ve just continued the tradition,” Billings said. “Faculty members select the movie so we pick faculty from various fields that seem interested in hosting a movie night and Dr. Snow selected this one.”

In her introduction of the movie to the audience, Snow gave her own short synopsis of the film and explained the central theme of the movie.

“I was probably 12 when I first saw ‘Private Benjamin’ starring Goldie Hawn and Eileen Brennan,” Snow said. “I had the foresight to tape it and it’s the television version that I’ve watched over the years. The cinematic version we’re about to see is a tad different when it comes to some provocative scenes. However, the message of the movie is much the same–endurance.”

Audience members snacked on free popcorn during the almost two-hour movie, laughing at the occasional joke.

“The movie was old but funny,” business management freshman Gabby Wright said. “I would go again.”

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