CRESTVIEW — In conjunction with an exhibit of film posters from 1967 at the Crestview Public Library, Northwest Florida State College film and humanities professor David Simmons will deliver a presentation on the significance of the year.
A reception by the Friends of the Crestview Library will follow Simmons' presentation, which is 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the library, 1445 Commerce Drive. The program and reception are free to attend.
"1967 marks a watershed year in film history," Simmons said. "Some see it as the final year of the classical Hollywood studio film. The next year would see the implementation of the MPAA's Rating System, an act that would change American film forever."
Simmons, who is adviser of the college's public monthly Film Club, said the film industry had not seen a year of such importance since 1939. That year, such renowned classics as "The Wizard of Oz," "Gone With the Wind," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and "Stagecoach" were released.
"1967 was also a year of immense change in American culture as counterculture values were pushing back against the establishment," Simmons said. "Hollywood film in 1967 not only reflects these changes, but influences them."