Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friendswood Library flicks

Friendswood Library flicks is an ongoing movie series held every other Thursday evening in the Friendswood Public Library Activity Room.  Films are shown on an 8 X 10 ft. screen.  Movies are free and begin at 6:20pm.  Refreshments provided.

Thursday, September 11 at 6:20pm: The Red Shoes starring Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, and Marius Goring. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger in 1948.  This film is not rated and runs 133 minutes.  

Filmmakers such as Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese have named it one of their all-time favorite films.  Scorsese has stated that The Red Shoes, along with Jean Renoir's The River, are the two most beautiful color films. 

Thursday, September 25 at 6:20pm: (AKA) A Big Hand for the Little Lady starring Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Paul Ford, Jason Robards, and Burgess Meredith. Directed by Fielder Cook in 1966.  This film is not rated and runs 95 minutes. 

Thursday, October 9 at 6:20pm: Moonstruck starring Cher, Nicholas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, and Danny Aiello. Directed by Norman Jewison in 1987. This film is rated PG and runs 102 minutes. 

Ranked #41 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs. Won Academy Awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Original Screenplay.

Thursday, October 23 at 6:20pm: The Others starring Nicole Kidman. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar in 2001. This film is rated PG-13 and runs 104 minutes. 

It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for Best Film and Best Director. Kidman was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Drama, with Amenábar being nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, a rare occurrence for a horror film. 


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