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York College Humanities Film Series to open Sept. 23 with ’99 Homes’

September 06, 2016

York College’s annual Humanities Film Series will open with a screening of the thriller “99 Homes” and a discussion with director Ramin Bahrani on Sept. 23. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of the Humanities Center and is open to the public free of charge.           

In the 2014 film, ruthless businessman Rick Carver (Michael Shannon) is making a killing by repossessing homes ­-- gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks, and the U.S. government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother and young son, Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver. 

“99 Homes” is the latest film from Bahrani, whose movies have screened at the Venice, Cannes, Sundance, and Berlin Film Festivals. In 2010, film critic Roger Ebert proclaimed him "the director of the decade." 

A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,400 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.