TOP GUN WITH TOM CRUISE is the second of three films to be screened, discussed and tied to events for CAL’s 50th Anniversary Film Series sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters Alumni Board. Preceded by a 6:30 pm reception in the Wells Hall B-Wing Lobby, Top Gun is scheduled for screening at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, October 10, in B115 Wells Hall.
Top Gun was co-written by CAL alumnus Jack Epps and former MSU faculty member Jim Cash. The Cash and Epps duo was hugely popular in the 1980s when they wrote a string of highly successful films in addition to Top Gun, among them Legal Eagles, The Secret of My Success, and Turner and Hooch. Join us in Wells Hall B-115 for a 6:30 pm reception and 7:30 pm film showing of Top Gun. CAL alum and Top Gun screenwriter Jack Epps and University Distinguished Professor Gary Hoppenstand, PhD, an expert in American studies, popular culture, and film studies from the Department of English will engage in a post-film discussion and Q&A.
The final film in the CAL Film Series is Fight Club, scheduled for November 28. It will include a post-event discussion with Professor Hoppenstand and CAL alum Bill Mechanic, who was chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment when he gave the green light to film Fight Club.