1939 film "Wuthering Heights" to be screened Friday, March 6, 2015

Screening tie-in with new book by novelist Caryl Phillips, who will visit the Writers Institute on March 10

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Still from 1939 film "Wuthering Heights"

ALBANY, NY (02/19/2015)(readMedia)-- WUTHERING HEIGHTS (United States, 1939, 104 minutes, b/w, directed by William Wyler) will be shown on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open to the public.

This adaptation of Emily Brontë's tempestuous romance-one of the most enduring classics of English literature-received eight Academy Award nominations, including one for "Best Picture" in a year considered by many critics to be the most competitive in American film history. The film stars Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, and David Niven. The screening is in association with the upcoming appearance of award-winning fiction writer Caryl Phillips, who reimagines elements of WUTHERING HEIGHTS in his new novel, The Lost Child (2015). Phillips will appear at the Writers Institute on Tuesday, March 10 to read from and discuss his new novel.

For additional information contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.