Are you a movie buff? Do you like discussing movies with others while munching on tasty popcorn? If you answered “Yes” to either of these questions, I cordially invite you DCDL Cinematheque on February 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange Branch Library, 7171 Gooding Boulevard. This month, the movie up for discussion is “The Big Sleep,” the 1946 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The International Movie Database web site gives this synopsis of the plot: “Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he’s seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.” Howard Hawkes directed the screenplay that was written by William Faulkner.
If you are interested in participating in the discussion of this wonderful classic movie, stop by the Library today to pick up a copy of “The Big Sleep” to watch in the comfort of your own home. Then join others on February 15th to share your thoughts, enjoy your popcorn, and be a part of the discussion led by Circulation Associate Brice Patterson-Blight.
DCDL Cinematheque meets the third Wednesday of each month to discuss a different movie. On March 21st, “The Wind that Shakes the Barley,” a 2006 film that offers a sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion will be the featured movie. Copies are available at the Library for your viewing pleasure.
Even if you have never joined an informal discussion of a movie, I think you’ll find the friendly atmosphere and interesting conversation at DCDL Cinematheque stimulating and enjoyable. And, don’t forget…free popcorn!