Cult Films Presents Comedy-Biopic: ED WOOD, Thursday, May 15
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. 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.
On Thursday, May 15 at 6 p.m., Cult Films will screen the American comedy-drama biopic Ed Wood, from 1994. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, the film focuses on Wood, the real life 'worst movie director' and his friendship with fading horror icon Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau, winner, Best Supporting Actor Oscar).
This is a warm and funny story of how one man overcame various obstacles and made films his way while touching the hearts of those around him. The movie is 127 minutes long, black & white, and rated R.
In the course of the series, Morrissey will cover a wide sweep of genres, comedies, crime noir, horror thrillers, musicals, spaghetti westerns, Hitchcock, Fellini and more. 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 visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/CultFilms.aspx to read some of Ed's deep dives into the world of cult films in his blog, and for a complete list of upcoming films in this new series. Up next: mark your calendars for Roman Polanski's 1962 Polish thriller Knife in the Water (Nóż w wodzie) on Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
This program is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information email the Teen/YA Librarian 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.
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