December 8, 2011

Owens Community College Presents Student-Directed ‘The Closing Broadcast’ Debut Film Screening, Dec. 16

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Edge of your seat suspense will engulf the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre as Owens Community College serves as the debut screening venue of the student-directed film “The Closing Broadcast” on Friday, Dec. 16.

The film will be shown at 8 p.m. in the College’s Mainstage Theatre on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

Directed, written and co-produced by Owens student Matthew Cooper of Defiance, the 45-minute film “The Closing Broadcast” shares the story of Jeri Kline and her adventurous evening as an overnight television news producer. Reports start to come into the newsroom that Kline’s city and country are under attack by unknown forces. While trying to gather the facts to the unconfirmed reports, Kline has to overcome several obstacles to the truth, all while struggling to keep her last truly personal relationship with her boyfriend from eroding throughout the evening.

“Movie goers are in for an evening of intense drama,” said Cooper, a theatre major at Owens. “The film focuses a lot on priorities and what is important in a person’s life. If this day were your last, would you be happy with how you used it?”

The Fairview High School graduate, who has aspirations of a career in the film industry added, “I couldn’t be more appreciative of everyone who was involved in making this film. All scenes were filmed in Northwest Ohio and feature local actors and actresses.”

Tickets for the film “The Closing Broadcast” are $10 and all seats are general admission. To purchase tickets, visit the College’s Box Office. For more information about this event, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2787.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit