Cult Films to Present Roman Polanski's Knife in the Water, June 12
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, June 12 at 7 p.m., Cult Films will screen Knife in the Water, (Nóż w Wodzie), the directorial debut of Roman Polanski (Rosemary's Baby; Chinatown). This 1962 thriller focuses on a married couple that meets a strange young man and invites him to go sailing with them. The husband and the stranger soon begin competing for the wife's attention and some unresolved personal issues begin to manifest - with possible fatal results. This powerful and well photographed first effort by Polanski is riveting. This black and white film is 94 minutes long, in Polish with English subtitles, 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 Quadrophenia (1979), adapted from The Who's 1973 rock opera LP, on Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m.
This series 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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