Kirk Douglas Film Series: "Ace in the Hole"

Kirk Douglas Film Series: "Ace in the Hole"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

See and discuss Ace in the Hole, the third in a film series celebrating Kirk Douglas. In this 1951 film noir directed by Billy Wilder, a disgraced newspaper reporter exploits a story to a bitter end in the hopes of furthering his career. (111 minutes)
About the "Kirk Douglas: Midcentury Movie Idol" Film Series

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Kirk Douglas Film Series: "Young Man With a Horn"

Kirk Douglas Film Series: "Young Man With a Horn"

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

See and discuss Young Man With a Horn, the second in a film series celebrating Kirk Douglas. In this 1950 film inspired by the life of tragic jazz great Bix Beiderbecke, a young trumpet player is torn between an honest singer and a manipulative heiress. Directed by Michael Curtiz. (112 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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One Earth Film Festival: Screenings for Children (Ages 7-11) and Families

One Earth Film Festival: Screenings for Children (Ages 7-11) and Families

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

See and discuss the acclaimed environmental film Saving My Tomorrow (2014, 60 minutes) by HBO Documentaries. Best for children ages 7-11 and families.
For the complete One Earth Film Festival schedule, see oneearthfilmfest.org.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
One Earth Film Festival: Young Filmmakers Contest Awards

One Earth Film Festival: Young Filmmakers Contest Awards

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Awards will be presented to winners of the Young Filmmakers Contest in the elementary and middle school categories (grades 3-8), and world-premiere screenings of the winning films will be shown. Appropriate for all ages. 
For the complete One Earth Film Festival schedule, see oneearthfilmfest.org.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Picturing the Past: "Good Night and Good Luck"

Picturing the Past: "Good Night and Good Luck"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

Takes place in the 1950s America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. (PG, 2005, 93 minutes)
Picturing the Past is a program series featuring films with a historical context. We'll watch the film and then discuss the historic events and people depicted. Focusing on the story, we'll talk about what the film got right (or wrong) about history.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Picturing the Past: "Amistad"

Picturing the Past: "Amistad"

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

Chronicles the 1839 revolt aboard the slave ship Amistad bound for America. Much of the story involves the courtroom drama about the slave who led the revolt. (R, 1997, 152 minutes)
Picturing the Past is a program series featuring films with a historical context. We'll watch the film and then discuss the historic events and people depicted. Focusing on the story, we'll talk about what the film got right (or wrong) about history. 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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