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'back To The Future' Reunion Continues After Lea Thompson Cancels Appearance

Mar. 01, 2010

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - Actor Lea Thompson has cancelled her appearance at Friday's "Back to the Future" 25th anniversary celebration due to scheduling conflicts with a new movie and television pilot. The event will continue with writer/producer Bob Gale and actors James Tolkan and Claudia Wells, who will discuss their experiences in making the iconic "Back to the Future." The "Back to the Future" celebration will begin at 7 p.m. at the Shoals Theatre in downtown Florence. The event is part of the 2010 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival. Gale will also appear for an autograph session from 4 to 5 p.m. at the House of Heroes comic store in downtown Florence. Tolkan and Wells will have an autograph session from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Shoals Chamber of Commerce. A complete list of film festival screenings and other activities is available at www.lindseyfilmfest.com. The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is one of the few film festivals hosted by a university. The event was founded in 1998 in part by UNA alumnus and celebrated actor and entertainer George Lindsey. Lindsey's own film career has included several important roles, including the character Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show." For more information on the 2010 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, visit www.lindseyfilmfest.com, or contact the festival staff at lindseyfilmfest@una.edu or 256-765-4592.

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The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/