The new CULT FILMS SERIES begins this Thursday, March 20

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Librarian Ed Morrissey's new monthly film series is devoted to bringing patrons classic cult movies from Hollywood, Europe and the rest of the world, movies that continue to entertain audiences and influence new film makers. Ed will 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. 

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The program will kick off on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. with Sergio Corbucci's classic 1966 Italian spaghetti western Django, starring Franco Nero, which inspired Quentin Tarantino's 2012 hit Django Unchained and many unofficial sequel-in-name only one-offs. 

In this grim, violent and powerful thriller, the title character plays two vicious gangs against each other while plotting revenge AND stealing a ton of gold. The movie is 90 minutes long and is appropriate for mature audiences only. 

In the course of the series, Ed plans to cover a wide sweep of genres, from comedies, crime noir, horror thrillers, musicals, spaghetti westerns, Hitchcock, Fellini...maybe even a Bond film. It's these so-called fringe or over the top movies that Greenwich Library Cult Films, through the Library's extensive catalog, intends to expose to a much wider and appreciative audience. 

Patrons interested in cult films should follow user account "GreenwichCultFilms" in the Library's catalog for recommended lists and reviews of cult films from the Library's collection and check out Ed's Cult Films Blog, www.greenwichlibrary.org/blog/eds_blog/cult-films/ for some deep dives into the world of cult films and the new film series. 

Up next: mark your calendars for the American comedy-drama biopic Ed Wood from 1994, starring Johnny Depp, on Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m. For a complete list of upcoming Cult Films, visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/cultfilms.aspx.

This program is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information contact Ed Morrissey at emorrissey@greenwichlibrary.org or call (203) 622-7918. Don't forget, thousands of film titles are available in the Library's DVD collection, and online through the Library's new hoopla service. 

Ed Morrissey is the ADA Librarian at Greenwich Library, working with the Library's Next Chapter Book Club and the Student Leadership Council. Besides enjoying science fiction, graphic and mystery novels, his lifelong interest in films and film production was sparked by a screening of Diamonds Are Forever in the 70s. Ed hopes to expose lesser known films to a wider audience through the Cult Films program.

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