This event occurs weekly, on Monday.
As part of the ONE BOOK – ONE COMMUNITY reading initiative taking place throughout April, the Larchmont Public Library will be screening three iconic films that made their theatrical debut in 1968 in addition to current feature films and documentaries. All films screened at the library are free.
1968 IN FILM
Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00pm
Theatrical debut September 19, 1968. The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, the film tells the life of Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand), the famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. The film chronicles her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld Girl, her subsequent career, her personal life, and her relationship with Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif). Streisand won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Rated G.
Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pm
Theatrical debut October 17, 1968. Bullitt (Steve McQueen) is an all guts, no glory San Francisco cop who’s determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed a witness under his protection. The film was among the first to present the world of policing in a gritty, “real” way. The cast inludes Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Duvall, Norman Fell, and Vic Tayback. Rated PG.
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Saturday, April 28 at 2:00pm
Theatrical debut April 2, 1968. "2001" is perhaps the best-known of Stanley Kubrick’s films and is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found; one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Dr. Dave Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be. Rated PG.
In addition to the above 1968 films, the library will also screen current films.
Ken Burns Vietnam:
EPISODE 1: 1968 – Things Fall Apart
Thursday, April 5 at 10:00am
Many things serve to define the year 1968; chief among them are the war in Vietnam. Join us for this screening of two episodes from the remarkable documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
January – July 1968: On the eve of the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch surprise attacks on cities and military bases throughout the south, suffering devastating losses but casting grave doubt on Johnson’s promise that there is “light at the end of the tunnel.” The president decides not to run again and the country is staggered by assassinations and unrest.
EPISODE 2: 1968 – The Veneer of Civilization
Friday, April; 6 at 10:00am
June 1968 – May 1969: Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage.
Rob Goldstone presents: A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Monday, April 16 at 2:30pm
Join “Movie Man” Rob Goldstone for this 1935 classic film based on the novel by Charles Dickens, in which A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution. Starring Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver and Basil Rathbone. Not rated.
New Movie of the Month: THE SHAPE OF WATER
Thursday, April 19 at 6:30pm AND Friday, April 20 at 10:00am
From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape of Water; an otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spenser) discover a secret classified experiment. Round out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg. Rated R. WINNER of the Academy Award for BEST PICTURE and BEST DIRECTOR.
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