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3x5 Classic Film Fest Brings Fans And Experts Together

This weekend's 3x5 Classic Film Festival isn't only your chance to see Hollywood classics on the big screen, but also an opportunity to discuss the films with local cinefiles and experts.

Screenwriter Sharon Y. Cobb and WJCT Music Director David Luckin  joined Melissa Ross for a look at the what will be happening between screenings at this weekend's festival.

Coming on the heels of two years of WJCT’s film series at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, WJCT is will launch The 3x5 Classic Film Festival on Friday.

Sharon Cobb will join Melissa Ross to open the festival on Friday night with a discussion of why Citizen Kane is considered to be Orson Welle’s most famous film prior to the film's screening.

Cobb will return on Sunday to discuss the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Notorious before the final screening of the festival.

WJCT's 3x5 Classic Film Festival - Schedule

Friday, March 28

7 p.m. - Opening Reception at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall with piano jazz performed by John Thomas

8 p.m. - Citizen Kane with introduction by Melissa Ross and Sharon Y. Cobb

Saturday, March 29

2 p.m. Matinee - The Wizard of Oz with introduction by Karen Feagins

5 p.m. - Mr. Smith Goes To Washington with introduction by Al Letson

8 p.m. - The Big Sleep with introduction by award-winning writer and director Daniel Solomon

Sunday, March 30

2 p.m. Matinee - Notorious with introduction by Sharon Y. Cobb

You can follow Melissa Ross @MelissainJax and David Luckin @DavidLuckin.

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.
David Luckin joined WJCT as a development producer in 2000, bringing with him 19 years’ experience as a Jacksonville news photographer and a lifelong passion for music. The New York native hosted his first local music program at Gainesville’s NPR affiliate while earning his degree at the University of Florida.