COURTESY PHOTO | Dominic Guard and Julie Christie in ‘The Go-Between’
“The Go-Between” is Joseph Losey’s beguiling film from 1971. One thinks of David Lean as the master of this genre but this movie is as lush and beautiful as any Lean film. Based on the novel by L.P. Hartley, it tells of a boy who becomes the messenger for love notes between an aristocratic young woman and a local farmer. The script is by Harold Pinter and the narration in flash-backs is by the now-grown Michael Redgrave. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | ‘Five Graves to Cairo’ will be shown September 20 at 7 p.m. at the library.
For those on the Movies at the Library committee it seems almost impossible that it was 12 years ago that we met for the first time and outlined our plan for a series of great movies, known and unknown.
We were then under the leadership of Mel Mendelson and Howard Brandenstein. They are now sadly deceased, but their influence guides the project to this day. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Movies at the Library presents Wes Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums” on May 24.
“The Royal Tenenbaums” is a 2001 film by writer/director Wes Anderson. One of Mr. Anderson’s early efforts, the film is clearly inspired by back issues of The New Yorker magazine with a streak of arch whimsy running through it. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Rémy Girard (center) plays a dying man who reconnects with his son, relatives and friends in ‘Les Invasions Barbares.’
The 2003 film “Les Invasions Barbares” (or “The Barbarian Invasions”) is sequel of sorts to the 1986 film “Decline of the American Empire.” (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Ricardo Darín and Soledad Villamil star in ‘The Secret in Their Eyes.’
The 2009 Argentine crime thriller “The Secret in Their Eyes” was the surprise Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, though it was thought the well-regarded “The White Ribbon,” a German film, would win the award that year. (more…)