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Media Advisory — May 16, 2012

Harry Ransom Center Hosts "Biblical Film Series"

EVENT: Harry Ransom Center presents the "Biblical Film Series" throughout the summer.

WHEN: Various dates in June and July

WHERE: Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe streets

BACKGROUND: The "Biblical Film Series" is held in conjunction with the exhibition "The King James Bible: Its History and Influence," on display through July 29. Four hundred years after its first printing, the King James translation of the Bible remains a vital work whose language permeates contemporary music, literature and everyday speech.

The Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater has limited seating. Line forms upon arrival of the first person, and doors open 30 minutes in advance. Patrons are encouraged to visit the gallery, which is open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, before attending the screenings.

The following films will be screened:

June 7, 7 p.m.: "The Ten Commandments" (1923), directed by Cecil B. DeMille and featuring Theodore Roberts and Leatrice Joy.

June 21, 6 p.m.: "The Ten Commandments" (1956), directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Charlton Heston. Please note that this film will begin at 6 p.m. due to its 220-minute run-time.

July 12, 7 p.m.: "Samson and Delilah" (1949), directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature.

July 26, 7 p.m.: "Solomon and Sheba" (1959), starring Yul Brynner and Gina Lollobrigida.

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Alicia Dietrich
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Jennifer Tisdale
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Cell: 512-921-0845
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jentisdale@utexas.edu

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