CAS presents independent documentary

CAS presents independent documentary

For Immediate Release:  Jan. 30, 2017

BLOOMSBURG— “Mostly Mondays at the Movies,” part of Bloomsburg University’s Celebrity Artist Series, continues with the showing of  "Hilleman – A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children.” The film will be screened on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. 

The documentary tells the journey of Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman, a man with a simple goal: eliminate all diseases that infect and kill children. From his youth in poverty in Montana, Hilleman would go on to prevent pandemic flu, develop the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and invent the first vaccine against human cancer. With interviews from Hilleman and his peers, this documentary puts a human face behind vaccine science that has impacted nearly every human on the planet.

Director Donald Rayne Mitchell will lead a discussion following the screening.

Tickets are $3.50 in advance and $4 at the door. To purchase tickets, go to the Haas Center box office, call 570-389-4409 or visit

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.