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Upcoming library film festivals
 

 
 
 
 
 

American Film Festival
May 23 - June 6
In conjunction with Piccolo Spoleto, this film festival features the works of John Huston in May and Movies About Movies in June.

Click here for more information about Piccolo Spoleto and a schedule of events.
 
The Maltese Falcon
Friday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m.
A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade wants to find out why - and who`s gonna take the fall. Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett.
 
The Asphalt Jungle
Tuesday, May 27 at 1:30 p.m.
In this Film Noir classic a group of professional criminals put together an elaborate jewel heist only to have it unravel disastrously when a crooked cop gets wind of their scheme. Based on the novel by W. R. Burnett.
 
The Misfits
Wednesday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m.
Divorced and disillusioned, Roslyn Tabor befriends a group of misfits, including an aging cowboy, a heartbroken mechanic and a worn-out rodeo rider. Based on the screenplay by Arthur Miller.
 
The Night of the Iguana
Thursday, May 29 at 1:30 p.m.
A defrocked clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life. Based on a play by Tennessee Williams.
 
The Dead
Friday, May 30 at 1:30 p.m.
At an annual New Years Eve party in Dublin, Gretta Conroy, after hearing an old and sad ballad sung by one of the guests, confesses to her husband Gabriel of a long ago love affair she still remembers. This revelation causes Gabriel to question matters of life and death... and
moves him to lament the lack of such passion in his own life. Based on a short story by James Joyce.
 
The Player
Monday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m.
A wicked satirical fable about corporate backstabbing - and actual murder - in the movie business. Starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi and Whoopi Goldberg.
 
Sunset Boulevard
Tuesday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m.
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. Starring Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim, Cecil B. DeMille, H. B. Warner, Buster Keaton and Hedda Hopper.
 
The Bad and the Beautiful
Wednesday, June 4 at 1:30 p.m.
An actress, a director, and a writer are asked to help revive the career of ruthless Hollywood studio bigwig Jonathan Shields. However, all three are reluctant because they have all been used and betrayed by him in the past. Starring Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner.
 
Wag the Dog
Thursday, June 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Before elections, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to "fabricate" a war in order to cover-up a presidential sex scandal. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche and Willie Nelson.
 
Cinema Paradiso
Friday, June 6 at 1:30 p.m.
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist. Starring Antonella Attili, Enzo Cannavale and Isa Danieli.
 

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Freedom Bound Film Series
May 25-June 4
This film series is presented in conjunction with Spoleto Festival USA. It is one of many programs designed to illuminate the Amistad opera production and the story behind the historically true Amistad case. Click here for a complete listing of these events.
 
Family Across the Sea
Sunday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m.
This film is a scholarly dissection of the cultural connection between the Gullah people of Sea Islands, SC and their ancestors from Sierra Leone, Africa.
 
Amazing Grace
Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.
19th Century British Parliament is set back on its heels when the idealistic young zealot, William Wilberforce takes a seat. Based on actual events, this story seeks to show how a man and a song changed the world.
 
Unchained Memories
Sunday, June 1 at 2:30 p.m.
This film presents dramatic selections from the extensive Slave Narrative Collection through on-camera readings by over a dozen actors, interspersed with archival photographs, music, film and period images.
 
Robert Smalls: A Patriot's Journey from Slavery to Capitol Hill
Wednesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m.
This powerful documentary tells the story of Robert Smalls’ stalwart rise from slavery to Civil War hero to his distinguished service as a five-term U.S. Congressman. The film will be followed by a talk with the filmmaker.

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