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tasty popcorn Movies @ the Dr. James Carlson Library

Do you like movies? Do you like popcorn? Free movies will be screened on the 2nd Friday of the month (September through May) at 1 p.m. in the community room at the Dr. James Carlson Library. Free popcorn is served for all films. Adults must accompany children ages 9 and under.

September 12 -  The Orphan Trains (not rated) 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
October 10 - 
The Straight Story (G)
November 14 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13)

British New Wave Film Series

British FlagThe British new wave movement revolutionized British cinema and ushered in the greatest decade in British filmmaking, the 1960’s. Sometimes referred to as “Kitchen sink” or “Angry young man” films, they were often shot in stark black and white, accentuating the sometimes urban, industrial environments the characters lived in. But other films explored high end living as well. The new wave made stars out of Albert Finney, Richard Harris, Alan Bates, Julie Christie and others.

Film critic Matt Olien will host a free film series covering some of the iconic British New Wave films. Each film begins at 2 p.m. at the Main Library and will be followed by a brief discussion. Film historian/collector and former Concordia College Film Professor Tony McRae will co-host the series. Free popcorn will be served.

  • Sunday, September 14: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) Directed by Karel Reisz
    Albert Finney shot to super stardom as a rebellious, angry young working class man trying to better himself and find as many women as he can. Possibly the key film in the British new wave movement.
  • Sunday, September 21: The Pumpkin Eater (1964) Directed by Jack Clayton
    The story of an unhappy mother and wife, played by Oscar nominated Anne Bancroft, and how much of her husband’s (Peter Finch) affairs she can put up with.
  • Sunday, September 28: Darling (1965) Directed by John Schlesinger
    Julie Christie in her Oscar winning role as a gorgeous young model who will do anything to reach the top of the fashion world. The film won numerous critics’ awards in 1965.