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Thursday, May 26, 2011


Hey everyone, film club is on it's way again, so for once I'm going to put this up well in advance, so you all have plenty of time to decide if you'd like to see it or not! (isn't that nice?) This next film will be Thursday, June 16th at 6:15 PM in the large meeting room located on the second floor of the library.
This next film is:

Pan's Labyrinth (Rated R)
(Directed by Guillermo Del Toro)

The film takes place in Spain, five years after the Spanish civil war, during the early Francoist period. The narative of the film interweaves this real world with a fantasy world centered around an abandoned overgrown labyrinth, and a mysterious faun creature, with which the main character, Ofelia, interacts. Ofelia's stepfather, the Falangist Captain Vidal, hunts the Spanish Maquis who fight against the Fascist reign in the region, while Ofelia's pregnant mother grows increasingly ill. Ofelia meets several strange and magical creatures who become central to her story, leading her through the trials of the old labyrinth garden. The film employs make-up, animatronics and CGI effects to life it's creatures. (From Wikipedia)

As always, Del Toro delivers a tale that is full of wonder and imagination yet grounded in a reality that is, at times, grim. Don't miss this fantastic film!
Check out the trailer:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Film Club Summer Line Up

Alright, I think I'm going to go with with these films for the summer...

JUNE: Pan's Labyrinth (Directed by Guillermo Del Toro)

JULY: Duck Soup (Directed by Leo McCarey)

AUGUST: Days of Heaven (Directed by Terrence Malick)

(Duck Soup will be a nice, light, buffer between the two other, heavier, films.)

Hope to see some new faces! For those unfamiliar, I will be posting a little information about Film Club)

Here are the trailers for the films in case you wanted to check them out:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

What is this "Film Club"?

The Crete Public Library Film Club is a group that meets every 3rd Thursday of the month to watch a film. We usually meet at 6:15 PM in the Large meeting room located on the second floor so we have plenty of room and access to the projector. We also have FREE coffee and tea courtesy of the library; anyone is welcome to bring snacks if they like, for themselves or to share (one of our regulars always brings cookies for the group!). At Film Club, the goal is to show films that you may not have seen. Most of the films that are chosen are films that showcase astounding visuals, thought provoking themes and ideas as well as pure cinematic entertainment. You don't need to be a film buff to have a good time at Film Club! Depending on the film, sometimes we have a little discussion afterwards, share what we got form the film, our own interpretations or what have you, it's not mandatory but it can be fun! Film Club is coming up on it's 3rd year of existence here at the library and over the course of those 3 years we've watched a wide variety of films such as:

-Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

-Food, Inc.

-Pursuit of Happyness

-The Shop Around the Corner



-Little Miss Sunshine

-Julie and Julia

-The Lives of Others


-Into the Wild

-An Education

-Vicki Christina Barcelona

-Crazy Heart

-Man on Wire

-The Cove

-Slumdog Millionaire

-The White Ribbon

-The Wrestler

-Away We Go

-Hard Day's Night

-The Road


-The Fall

-The Seventh Seal

-Rear Window

-My Left Foot

-Love Aaj Kal


-The Messenger

-Best Worst Movie

-The Fountain

So, if you're looking for something to do on the 3rd Thursday of the month, come on out for a FREE movie and refreshments. If you'd like to be notified what the film will be in advance, give us your name and email and we'll add you to the emailing list. For information head to the circulation desk and ask for Dan.

Hope to see you there!

Film Club for the Summer

I am working on compiling a list of the films I will be showing for the summer months and I will release them all at once...this way everyone knows what is coming up in advance and hopefully it will draw in some more folks. I've also been toying with the idea of a separate club that meets in the summer that shows more "movies" than "films". Movies being a bit more light-hearted in nature, leaning more towards pure entertainment value rather than films which can be a little heavier and more thought provoking in nature. The Film Club would still meet, this would just be a separate special thing for the summer (or for longer depending on it's popularity), but I'll have to check with the powers that be...more on that to come.

Monday, May 9, 2011



Hello everyone, film club is coming quick. This month we will be meeting Thursday, May 19th at 6:15 in the large meeting room. We will be watching Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain.

The Fountain is a 2006 American romantic drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. The film comprises three storylines where Jackman and Weisz play different sets of characters: a modern-day scientist and his cancer-stricken wife, a conquistador and his queen, and a space traveler in the future who hallucinates his lost love. The storylines—interwoven with use of match cuts and recurring visual motifs—reflect the themes of love and mortality.

Aronofsky originally planned to direct The Fountain on a $70 million budget with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in the lead roles, but Pitt's withdrawal and cost overruns led Warner Bros. to shut down production. The director rewrote the script to be sparser, and was able to resurrect the film with a $35 million budget with Jackman and Weisz in the lead roles. Production mainly took place on a sound stage in Montreal, Quebec, and the director used Macro Photography to create key visual effects for The Fountain at a low cost. (From Wikipedia)

This film is a visual masterpiece that overwhelms the senses. As I mentioned, it was done with very minimal amounts of CGI, opting for the use of Macro Photography. The story is a simple idea that is displayed in a beautiful, sometimes enigmatic way. You won't want to miss this wonderful film. See you there.

Check out the trailer