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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Film Club

Hey everyone, thanks to all of you who made it to Amelie last Thursday, hope you enjoyed it!  We have one more film for the Romance Film Fest this month, Jerry Maguire, which will show this Friday at 4:30 (try to be here before 5 if you plan on coming).

March is sneaking up on us and that means St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner.  In honor of the Irish I will be playing a film about the Irish.  Though the film club night does not fall directly on St. Patrick's Day (as it so advantageously did last year) it is two days before...I say, close enough.
The film we will be watching is:

Bloody Sunday
Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Bloody Sunday is a 2002 film about the 1972 "Bloody Sunday" shootings in Derry, Northern Ireland.  The movie was inspired by Don Mullan's politically influential book Eyewitness Bloody Sunday.  The drama shows the events of the day through the eyes of Ivan Cooper, a SDLP member of the Parliament of Northern Ireland who was a central organizer of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Derry on January 30th, 1972.  The march ended when British Army paratroopers fired on the demonstrators, killing thirteen instantly and wounding another person who died 4 1/2 months later.

I will tell you right off the bat that this film is not a "happy" film, but it is a very powerful and well made film about a tragedy that you will not want to miss, hope to see you there!

Here's the trailer::

We will meet March. 15th at 6:15pm

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Film Club

Hey everyone, sorry to anyone who was inconvenienced by the Romance Film cancellation yesterday, we will be rescheduling Annie Hall, hopefully for another day in the near future.  Everything else should be according to plan, we will be watching Before Sunrise this Friday.  Try to be here by 4:30 if possible.  Now onto Film Club. This month we will be watching Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie starring Audrey Tautou in the title role.  The film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmarte.  It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.  The film was an International co-production between companies in France and Germany.  The film met with critical acclaim and was a box-office success.  Amelie won Best Film at the European Film Awards; it won four Cesar Awards (including Best Film and Best Director), two BAFTA Awards (including Best Original Screenplay), and was nominated for five Academy Awards.
Come on out for a great show!

Here's the trailer:

Monday, February 6, 2012

Romance Film Fest

In honor of Valentine's Day (which is next Tuesday), we have been holding a Romance Film Fest this month.  Similar to our Horrorfest we held in October but with less horror movies (okay, with no horror movies, much to my chagrin, but you get the idea).  We are showing a romantic film each Friday in February starting at about 5 o'clock, right when the library closes.  Get here early so you don't get locked out!  This last Friday (the 3rd) we enjoyed the wonderful classic, Casablanca.  Join us this coming Friday (the 10th) as we experience Woody Allen's wonderful film Annie Hall.  The following Friday (17th) will be Richard Linklater's stellar film Before Sunrise, and the last Friday of the month (24th) will be Cameron Crowe's romantic, often comedic, Jerry Maguire.  Stop in or check out the Crete Public Library website for more info (there is also a teen romance film fest playing this month with some great films of its own).  We will most likely have some pizza, coffee and/or soda.  Hope to see you there!