NYPA Film Series Highlights Life-Changing Events

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

August 30, 2010


MASSENA—In a nod to the impending change of season, this September, the New York Power Authority will feature four films that focus on life-changing events during its Friday Matinee series.
The movies are part of a year-round film series at NYPA’s admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center auditorium.  The movies run every Friday at 1:30 p.m., and feature a variety of contemporary and classic hits.  Popcorn is available on the house.

The September schedule is:

Sept. 3 : “The Bucket List” (2006) Two terminally-ill men escape from a cancer ward and head
off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Sept. 10:   “Notting Hill” (1999). The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world.

Sept. 17: “My Blue Heaven” (1990). A mob informer who is placed in the witness-protection program doesn’t fit into the suburban California life picked out for him.

Sept. 24: “Letters to Juliet” (2010). An American girl on vacation in Italy goes on a quest to find the lovers referenced in a letter found at the fictional lover’s Verona courtyard.

Guests can also sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as water power and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors will also be sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam.

Beginning Sept. 1, the visitors center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The visitors center will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6.
For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on the Web at www.nypa.gov.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.


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