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Oscars News!

Enter our PICK THE WINNERS contest now until Oscar Sunday, February 22 at 5 pm. Enter ONLINE or come to the Second Floor to pick up a paper ballot. Join us on Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 pm for our 2014 in Movies with Oscar Preview program. Cecilia, our very own librarian, will review some […]

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In Memory of Lauren Bacall: Three Classic Films

Dark Passage: A lesser-known Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall film that, despite an un-Hollywood ending, is one of their best (THE best in my opinion). The chemistry between the two has never been better. The film begins from the visual perspective of Bogart’s wronged-criminal character. The camera moves with Bogart’s eyes, so the audience only hears his […]

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Celebrating 1939 in Cinema: A 75th Anniversary Retrospective

When looking back throughout the history of cinema, there are years that standout: 1941 (Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Sergeant York, How Green Was My Valley, Ball of Fire, The Lady Eve and Sullivan’s Travels (both from Preston Sturges) and Joan Fontaine’s Oscar-winning performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion), 1951 (The African Queen, A Streetcar Named […]

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