Picturing the Past: "1776"

Picturing the Past: "1776"

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

This film is a musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialog are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the participants. The director's cut includes the song the Nixon White House asked to have removed from the film.
(PG, 1972, 166 minutes) 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Captain America Movie Marathon

Captain America Movie Marathon

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm

Get ready for Captain America: Civil War with our Cap marathon! First up is The First Avenger, where Steve Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on HYDRA, led by the villainous Red Skull (124 minutes, PG-13). Immediately following will be The Winter Soldier, where Steve partners with Natasha Romanoff and Sam Wilson to expose an ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him (136 minutes, PG-13).

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Rosalind Russell Film Series: "Gypsy"

Rosalind Russell Film Series: "Gypsy"

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

See and discuss Gypsy, the sixth and final film in a series celebrating Rosalind Russell. This 1962 movie musical, directed by Mervyn Leroy, is based on the Broadway hit about burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
About the "Funny Lady: A Celebration of Rosalind Russell" Film Series

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Rosalind Russell Film Series: "Auntie Mame"

Rosalind Russell Film Series: "Auntie Mame"

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

See and discuss Auntie Mame, the fifth in a film series celebrating Rosalind Russell. In this 1958 film directed by Morton DaCosta, an orphaned nephew comes to live with his eccentric, free-spirited aunt. (143 minutes)
About the "Funny Lady: A Celebration of Rosalind Russell" Film Series

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

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. (196 minutes).

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Picturing the Past: "A Man for All Seasons"

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)
Join us for this new 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: "Selma"

Picturing the Past: "Selma"

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

Selma is based on the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, John Lewis, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Discussion of the movie and the Civil Rights Movement follows the film screening. (PG-13, 2014, 122 minutes)
Join us for this new 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
Event Type: 
Artists on Film: "Frida"

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
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