Symposium to feature short documentary "Poster Girl"

Symposium to feature short documentary "Poster Girl"

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The Academy Award Nominated Short Documentary "Poster Girl" will be screened at Williamsport's Community Arts Center on Wednesday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. This free public event is part of the College's Spring Symposium focusing on the state of health care in America.

"Poster Girl" is the story of Robynn Murray, an all-American high school cheerleader turned "poster girl" for women in combat, distinguished by Army Magazine's cover photo. When Murray returned home from Iraq, her tough-as-nails exterior begins to crack, leaving her struggling with the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and the challenges of rebuilding her life. Shot and directed by first-time filmmaker Sara Nesson, "Poster Girl" is an emotionally raw documentary that follows Robynn over the course of two years as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and redemption, using art and poetry to redefine her life.

Following the screening, a reception with Murray and Nesson will be held in the Patron's Lounge of the Community Arts Center.

Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.

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