Did you know that the library has an Indie International Film Series? We subscribe to Film Movement, a film distribution company that selects films from top festivals that would not otherwise get released. We started the series in 2010 and have shown films that have been featured at the Cleveland International Film Festival. And we eat popcorn! Please join us on Monday, November 14th in the auditorium to watch this month’s film: Protektor. It’s from the Czech Republic and is about a Czech journalist who joins a Prague radio station that broadcasts Nazi propaganda in order to protect his Jewish wife, but his collaboration with the Nazis causes his marriage to spiral downward. Check out this review from the Hollywood Reporter.
Now onto the weekly DVD releases:
The Change-Up: This one came and went quickly, but it’d probably be a fun one to watch at home.
Atlas Shrugged, Part One: Based on Ayn Rand’s novel of the same name – hasn’t gotten many good reviews, but it’s a must see if you’re a fan of the book. Part Two is due out in 2012.
Page Eight: A Masterpiece Theatre production directed by David Hare with a great cast and a fascinating story about an MI5 officer who receives a file with potentially damaging information about the Prime Minister.
Putty Hill: An indie flick about a working class family and their community in Baltimore who gather together to mourn a young man’s untimely death. Roger Ebert calls it, “…A great, deep, powerful new Indie film.”
The Sleeping Beauty: French provocateur Breillat continues her deconstruction of classic fairytales.
Life in a Day: When viewers were asked to upload a video onto YouTube of what happened in their lives on July 24th, 2010, 80,000 people responded. To make this documentary, producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin Macdonald sifted through 4,500 hours of film. Can you imagine?