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Films

Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Fritz Lang's M

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 11 am on Wed, May 6 for a virtual film chat about Fritz Lang's M (1931, 110 minutes, black and white, in German with English subtitles). A psychopathic murderer (Peter Lorre) of young girls terrorizes a German city causing public hysteria and intense police investigations, which in turn disrupts organized crime. The contrasting worlds of the police and the underworld are juxtaposed as they both resolve to hunt, capture, and try the murderer.  It is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 11 am on Wed, April 29 for a virtual film chat about Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927, 148 minutes, silent, in black and white). Director Lang's pioneering science fiction film about authoritarianism and revolt in a futuristic industrialized city retains its power through its set design, special effects and visual storytelling. It is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 1 pm on Wed, April 8 for a virtual film chat about Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940, 125 minutes, in black and white). This political satire features Chaplin in dual roles:  Adenoid Hynkel (a parody of Adolf Hitler), and a humble Jewish barber who is a dead ringer for the dictator.  Made and released before the United States entered World War II, it was the first of Chaplin's films to fully employ spoken dialogue. It is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 1 pm on Wed, April 1 for a virtual film chat about Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936, 87 minutes, in black and white). The film looks at the dehumanizing impact of machines on our society and is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

This film was the last of Chaplin's silent films and also the last to feature his Little Tramp persona. It is the movie that led the House Committee on Un-American Activities to brand him as a communist sympathizer.

Watch Great Decisions Season 48

Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn, Great Decisions brings you eight half-hour documentaries, each tackling a different challenge facing America today. The series features over 100 of the most important figures in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy to provide diverse perspectives so you can make your own "great decisions."

Aladdin Matinee

Rated PG (2019) 2 hr 8 mins
A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Drop-in, free. Limited to 105 seats. 

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