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Movie classics and more featuring classic books and Doris Day
January 1 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until January 29, 2018
We’re featuring films that were classic books first—from Jane Austen to C.S. Lewis—for December’s Movie Classics & More, and Doris Day’s feature films for January, both at the new showtime of 1:00 p.m. on Mondays at the Gold Hill Branch Library, 202 Dardanelles Street.
December 4: Based on Anna Sewell’s novel, the horse Black Beauty narrates his life story, from good beginnings as a colt, to darker turns with hardships and cruel owners. (1994, 1h 28m)
December 11: The ampersand version of Jane Austen’s classic, featuring the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet and the prideful Fitzwilliam Darcy in Regency England. (2005, 2h 9m)
December 18: Young Sara Crewe is sent from India to a severe boarding school in New York during WWI while her enlisted father goes off to war. When he goes missing and is presumed dead, she is forced into a life of servitude for the cruel Miss Minchin. (1995, 1h 37m)
December 25: The four Pevensie siblings are sent to the country to escape the dangers of WWII era London. In their new home they discover a wardrobe in an upstairs bedroom is also a portal to another world with a war of its own. (2005, 2h 23m)
January 1: The musical misadventures of wild frontier heroine Calamity Jane, a tomboyish gunslinger who leaves Arizona to go to Chicago in order to bring back a stage star to perform at a saloon. (1953, 1h 41m)
January 8: A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, leading his plucky wife and their four prankish children to move into a run-down house in the suburbs. Adapted from the Jean Kerr best seller. (1960, 1h 52m)
January 22: Gangster Marty Snyder falls in love with aspiring jazz singer Ruth Etting and helps propel her to stardom, but when she doesn’t feel the same for him the situation turns dire. (1955, 2h 2m)
January 29: Elvira and Michael Kent suspect each other of being unfaithful. She hires a nightclub singer to impersonate her on a cruise and he hires a detective who can’t tell the difference, resulting in a farcical series of romantic misunderstandings. (1948, 1h 39m)
Movie Classics & More is sponsored by the Friends of the Gold Hill Library. For more information, please call the Gold Hill Branch Library at 541-855-1994 or visit jcls.org.