Artists on Film: "Moulin Rouge"

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six biographical feature films in "Artists on Film," a six-week series beginning October 7 and continuing through November 11.

This week's film is "Moulin Rouge," directed by John Huston. Jose Ferrer portrays French Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, an embittered, crippled loner in 1890s Paris. (1952, 119 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Film Screening and Discussion: "Schindler's List"

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss Steven Spielberg's 1993 film, "Schindler's List." Winner of seven Oscar awards, including Best Picture, the film follows the true story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) who saved more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. There will be an intermission with snacks during the film which is 3 hours, 16 minutes long.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artists on Film: "The Agony and the Ecstasy"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for "Artists on Film," a six-week series that concludes today.

This week's film is "The Agony and the Ecstasy," directed by Sir Carol Reed. Michelangelo (Charlton Heston) and Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) clash over the painting of the murals for the Sistine Chapel in the early 16th century. (1965, 138 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Lust for Life"

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for "Artists on Film," a six-week series that continues through November 11.

This week's film is "Lust for Life," directed by Vincente Minnelli. Kirk Douglas gives an outstanding performance as the intense, imaginative Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, plagued by mental problems and a lack of acceptance. (1956, 122 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Frida"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for "Artists on Film," a six-week series that continues through November 11.

This week's film is "Frida," directed by Julie Taymor. Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina portray larger-than-life Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. (2002, 123 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Girl With a Pearl Earring"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for "Artists on Film," a six-week series that continues through November 11.

This week's film is "Girl With a Pearl Earring," directed by Peter Webber. Scarlett Johansson plays an impoverished young woman who goes to work for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, played by Colin Firth. (2004, 95 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Picturing the Past: "A Man for All Seasons"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

"A Man for All Seasons" is a story about the opposition of Sir Thomas More to the divorce of King Henry VIII and the events that led to More's execution. If you've read or watched "Wolf Hall," this is the other side of that story. (G, 1966, 120 minutes)

Location: 
Maze Branch
Maze Branch
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

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