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Two-Part Film Event: "The Dust Bowl"

Join us for a screening of filmmaker Ken Burns' documentary "The Dust Bowl" at the downtown Main Library.

Part 1 - Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.
Part 2 - Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.

This program is being held in conjunction with the "Dust Drought and Dreams Gone Dry" traveling exhibit at NDSU this fall. For details, contact Beth at 241-1492.

Movies @ the Dr. James Carlson Library tasty popcorn

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.

Nov. 14 Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13)
Dec. 12 - Million Dollar Arm (PG)

BAD: the Cult Film Series

BAD: the Cult Film Series kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library with a panel discussion on the cult film phenomenon and the appeal of bad movies. What separates “so bad it’s good” from “just plain bad”? Find out with participants including Randal Black, mastermind behind the Fargo Theatre’s Grindfest events; Greg Carlson, Director of Film Studies and Media Activities at Concordia College; Paul Franklin, bad movie aficionado; Brittney Goodman, Co-chair of the Fargo Film Festival; and the Fargo Public Library’s own Karen Joan Kohoutek.

Following the panel discussion, there will be a showing of Ed Wood’s bad movie classic, "Glen or Glenda?" (1953, no rating) at 3:00 pm. A pseudo-documentary on sex changes and transvestism, this was Wood’s most personal film.

Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. - "The Apple" (1980, rated PG). The organizer’s favorite bad film is a glitzy dystopian musical, set in the futuristic world of 1994, and kinda predicts American Idol

Sunday, Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. - "Troll 2" (1990, rated PG-13). Is this the “best worst movie” of all time? It’s certainly a contender to the throne, as a hapless family visits the town of Nilbog and falls afoul of vegetarian creatures who want to … turn them into plants, so they can eat them? That’s more or less the plot, but it’s only the beginning.

For details, contact Karen K. at 241-1472 or email kkohoutek@cityoffargo.com.