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Just in time for Halloween, the next installment of Greenwich Library's Cult Films program will present the 2013 film You're Next on October 16th at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room.  This very violent but stylish thriller (NOT for kids) is rated R and runs about 95 minutes.  Below is the original  trailer for the film that came out in August of last  year:


Watch this space for more updates about the event.  And check out the Cult Films page too!

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Greenwich Library Cult Films, our new series of programs devoted to bringing various classic movies from Hollywood, Europe and the rest of the world that have continued to entertain audiences and influence new film makers, returns WEDNESDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 10th at 6:30 PM. We'll be showing the 1964 James Bond 007 film "Goldfinger" starring Sean Connery as Bond.


This was the third official 007 installment in the popular series, released fifty years ago this month in Europe. (The film reached American shores three months later.) First time Bond director Guy Hamilton, working from a tight script by Richard Maibaum and Paul Dehn, does a great job mixing suspense and humor, without descending into broad comedy.

And the cast! Sean Connery (my favorite Bond!) is at his most confident and assured, tossing off one-liners and punches without breaking a sweat. Gert Frobe as Goldfinger and Harold Sakata as Oddjob are outstanding as the main villains while Honor Blackman makes the most of her role as pilot Pussy Galore. Note Shirley Eaton's brief but memorable performance as Jill Masterson, who receives a rather bizarre fate at the hands of Oddjob.

This is the Bond film that kicked off the 60s spy mania. There are gadgets galore, including the classic Aston Martin DB5 with its various functions (don't press that red button!). The production design of the film, including the fantastic Fort Knox set, is breathtaking! Composer John Barry created a unforgettable score and theme song, the latter belted out in style by Shirley Bassey!

The program begins at 6:30 pm (note time) in the second floor meeting room. The film runs 111 minutes and is in color. Rated (more or less) PG.

Check out my blog or Twitter account for updates and schedule changes. I usually begin each screening with a brief discussion of the film's production and its influence over the decades. Both film buffs and ingénues are welcome. Hope you can join us! And check out our future upcoming films by clicking here.

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Back in April, I mentioned our then-new accessibility services brochure was available in hard copy or off our ADA Page.  Now we've just put out an updated version.  Click here to read it.

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Here's another reminder (the last one was over a year ago) that Greenwich Library currently offers an email service for patrons who can't come into the building to ask a reference question (or help in general). We set up this service so patrons, especially those with disabilities, as well as working professionals and others "on the run", could get in touch with the library without any hassle. 

To access this service, click here

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The next installment of Greenwich Library's Cult Films program will be on Wednesday, September 10th at 6:30 pm in the second floor meeting room.  In celebration of it's fiftieth anniversary, we'll be showing the 1964 James Bond 007 thriller Goldfinger

Starring Sean Connery as Bond, with Honor Blackman, Gert Frobe and Harold Sakata, this was the film that unleashed Bondmania (and the secret agent craze) onto the public during the sixties. 

An overview of this film will be  in a future post. Meanwhile, here's the trailer:



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Greenwich Library Cult Films, our  series of programs devoted to bringing various classic movies from Hollywood, Europe and the rest of the world that have continued to entertain audiences and influence new film makers, returns Thursday night, August 14th at 6:00 PM.  We'll be showing the 1969 James Bond 007 film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", starring George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, and Telly Savalas.  

 

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RoboHand.pngAt last month's MakerBot program at the library, the presenters showed a brief video focusing on how 3D printers can assist persons with Amniotic Band Syndrome, or just have missing digits on their hands due to other causes.  Check out the video below;


More information at MakerBot's site here.


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With Greenwich Library and other libraries celebrating Batman Day this Saturday, July 26th (click here for details), it's time to take a look back at how the Caped Crusader (as he was called in the pre-"Dark Knight" days) first burst out of comics into the public limelight. 

 

Next Month's Cult Films Selection Will Be....

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1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service.  It'll be shown on August 14th beginning at 6:00 PM in the library's meeting room.  Details here. I wrote about the film here some time back.

More to follow.

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The Student Leaders and I will be overseeing the MakerBot demo at Greenwich Library on Saturday, July 19th at 2:00pm in the second floor meeting room.  Full details here

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