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Films

Film Lecture: The Others

The Others 

2001 – 104 minutes – Color – PG-13

A mother (Nicole Kidman) lives with her photosensitive children in a dark old house on one of the Channel Islands near the end of World War II. Strange occurrences lead her to fear that the house may be haunted.  

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, From Beyond the Grave, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.


Film Lecture: The Innocents

The Innocents 

1961 – 100 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

A repressed woman (Deborah Kerr) is hired as governess to two orphans. She becomes convinced that the ghosts of the former governess and her brutish lover are trying to possess the children. Do these spirits really exist, or are they the hysterical imaginings of the governess? This film is an adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw

Film Lecture: Les Diaboliques

Les Diaboliques 

1955 – 120 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

Classic thriller directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Both the wife and mistress of a cold, abusive headmaster of a boys’ school conspire to murder him. Once he has been killed, however, his body disappears. (In French, with English subtitles) 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, From Beyond the Grave, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.

Film Lecture: Rebecca

Rebecca

1940 – 130 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

Hitchcock classic about a new bride who comes to live at her husband’s English seaside manor, where she finds herself competing with the memory of his late first wife, Rebecca. Why does this woman cast such a large shadow from beyond the grave? Starring Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, George Sanders. 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, From Beyond the Grave, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Jaws Movie Night at the Beach!

Join us for a Community Movie Night at Barrington Town Beach! We will be showing Jaws (1975, 2hr 10mins, rated PG) with pre-film commentary by Doug Swiszcz, our resident film buff. We will also have some fun shark headbands (while supplies last), a raffle for some awesome shark squirt guns, and a photo booth!

Popcorn will be provided by the Barrington Recreation Department.

Bring your own blanket or chair as well as bug spray. The movie will begin at dusk.

Recommended for teens and adults but open to all.

Film Lecture: North by Northwest

North by Northwest

1959 – 136 minutes – Color – Not rated

Hitchcock’s edge-of-your-seat thriller finds Grant playing an innocent man mistaken for a U.S. C.I.A. agent and pursued by enemy spies. With Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, Cary Grant: A Self-Willed Creation, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.

Film Lecture: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

1948 – 94 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

A New York advertising executive (Grant) decides to build a home for his family in the suburbs, but getting from design to completed house is an exercise in frustration. With Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas. 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, Cary Grant: A Self-Willed Creation, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.

Film Lecture: Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

1938 – 102 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

Classic screwball comedy about a zany heiress (Katharine Hepburn) who complicates the life of uptight paleontologist (Grant). 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, Cary Grant: A Self-Willed Creation, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.


The series continues...

It's Time We Talk about Connecting - with an Outdoor Family Movie featuring Disney's Coco

Join us on Wednesday, August 25 at 7:30 pm for an outdoor family movie night on Barrington Public Library grounds, featuring Disney's Coco, a vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure.  Aspiring young musician, Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors where an unexpected friend helps him uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions. The film is 1 hour and 49 minutes. Rated PG. Released in 2017. 

 

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