09/10/16 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Erich von Stroheim and Anne Baxter in ‘Five Graves to Cairo,’ which will be shown at the library on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m.

COURTESY PHOTO | Erich von Stroheim and Anne Baxter in ‘Five Graves to Cairo,’ which will be shown at the library on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m.

“Five Graves to Cairo,” a war movie released in 1943, will be the first film in the upcoming Shelter Island Public Library’s Movies @ the Library series.

The series of “great movies, known and unknown” begins its 13th year next Tuesday with this relative unknown, only the second directed by the great Billy Wilder. (more…)

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03/14/16 10:00am
‘The Commitments’ will be shown Tuesday, March 15 at 7p.m. at the library.

‘The Commitments’ will be shown Tuesday, March 15 at 7p.m. at the library.

“The Commitments,” a 1991 Irish movie based on the novel by Roddy Doyle and directed by Alan Parker, will be shown Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Movies at the Library series on the lower level of the library.

Well, this is an Irish movie, so it must have beautiful bucolic scenery, ingratiating characters speaking with  soft lilting brogues and colorful dialogue that verges on the poetic.

Forget that! This is another Ireland. (more…)

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11/06/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Dennis Price, Alec Guinness and Gordon Jackson in ‘Tunes of Glory,’ playing Tuesday, November 10 at the library.

COURTESY PHOTO | Dennis Price, Alec Guinness and Gordon Jackson in ‘Tunes of Glory,’ playing Tuesday, November 10 at the library.

Next Tuesday, November 10, Movies at the Library will present “Tunes of Glory,” a masterpiece study of the tragedy of personal animosity and conflict, of the class division of English society in the mid-20th century, and of magnificent acting. (more…)

03/20/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |A scene from ‘The Singing Revolution,’ showing March 24 at the library.

COURTESY PHOTO |A scene from ‘The Singing Revolution,’ showing March 24 at the library.

Next Tuesday evening, March 24, “Movies at the Library” will show the gripping story of a nation that incredibly sang itself to freedom. Estonia is a small Baltic nation with a long, proud history and culture. (more…)