09/30/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Dominic Guard and Julie Christie in 'The Go-Between'

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…)

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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…)

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10/23/15 10:00am
SY WEISSMAN| Mel Mendelssohn

SY WEISSMAN PHOTO| Mel Mendelssohn

Mel Mendelssohn, a significant contributor to the cultural life of Shelter Island, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, October 2, 2015.

Mel, a resident for over 20 years, had been a professional fundraiser for colleges and charities, and he used this talent as a leader in raising funds for the creation of the Island Fitness Center. (more…)