Belfast. The UMaine Hutchinson Center announces UMaine Mondays, s series of Monday evening events in July. In cooperation with the Penobscot Marine Museum, the UMaine Hutchinson Center will offer free community events around the topic of the Perils of Coastal Living: Shipwrecks, Memorials and Rescues.
On July 8th at 6:30, the University of Maine Hutchinson Center will be showing the film, “The Hunt for Red October” (2000), as part of the UMaine Mondays in July summer series; a scholarship fundraising event.
The first of several films based on Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” techno thrillers, Hunt for Red October stars Alec Baldwin as eccentric CIA analyst Ryan and Sean Connery as Soviet submarine commander Marko Ramius. Ramius sets the plot in motion when he murders his political adviser, burns his orders, and steers his sub Red October towards American waters, hoping to defect. The CIA, aware that the Red October was about to embark on an evasive mission to demonstrate its ability to avoid detection and fire its nuclear missiles upon U.S. installations, believes that Ramius is insane, and that he plans to start World War III. To cover their own behinds, the Russians back up the CIA’s suspicion. Only Jack Ryan believes that Ramius’ mission is not as apocalyptic as it seems — and it is Ryan who is assigned to infiltrate the Red October to prove his theory. (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hunt_for_red_october/)
This film will be introduced by Paul Sheridan. Paul has a MFA in photography, is a retired Faculty member of Brooklyn College where he taught for 34 years and currently teaches photo-related courses and the AARP Driver Safety course for the Senior College in Belfast. Paul has had a life-long love of cinema and has seen hundreds of films a year with no intention of stopping.
All UMaine Monday events will take place at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center’s 105 seat air- conditioned auditorium, located at 80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast. All events are free to the community; however, donations to the Hutchinson Center Scholarship fund will gladly be accepted. For more information, visit us at www.hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu or 338-8000.