Silver screen and red carpet events at Penn State Abington

The Penn State Abington spring Friday Night Film Series opens Friday, Feb. 11, with “Me and Orson Welles,” the fictional account of a high school student’s life-changing encounter with the mercurial Orson Welles. The film, under the direction of Richard Linklater of “Slackers” fame, stars Zac Efron, Claire Danes and Christian McKay as the legendary Welles.

Moylan C. Mills, professor emeritus of integrative arts, will moderate the screening which begins at 7:30 p.m. in 112 Woodland Building. Admission is $5, payable at the door.

Then, strike a pose on the red carpet at The Oscars at Abington at 7 p.m.  on Friday, Feb. 25. Mills will lead a lively discussion on the nominees for the most prestigious prizes, and participants can cast their votes using iClicker technology. Participants are welcome to stay for the post-Oscar party. Admission is $10, payable in advance (non-refundable). To register, call 215-881-7800 or visit online.

Easy parking is available. Note that both programs are free to faculty, staff and students with a current Penn State ID. For information and a complete listing of events for the Abington Cultural Arts Series, call 215-881-7800 or visit online.