Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer films at New Haven Public Library

NEW HAVEN - Old and new classic films will be shown this summer at New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.
Two film series will offer popular films on the big screen at the best possible price, free, with free parking, library officials said in a statement

Bring your own popcorn and movies start at 5:45 pm:

July 7, Wednesday Classics: BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1954, directed by John Sturges, starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin). A one-handed stranger arrives at a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

July 8, Sunny Pics Film Series: CORALINE (2009, directed by Henry Selick, featuring voices of Dakota Fanning and Teri Hatcher).

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

July 22, Sunny Pics: ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010, directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter). 19-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Aug. 4, Wednesday Classics: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958, directed by Richard Brooks.

Starring Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Burl Ives, based on Tennessee Williams' play).

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie.

His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Aug. 12--Sunny Pics: UP (2009, Disney Pixar). 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen ties thousands of balloons to his home to fulfill his lifelong dream of visiting the wilds of South America. Soon after liftoff, he learns he has an 8-year-old stowaway.

Aug. 26,Sunny Pics: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (2009, directed by Spike Jonze, adapted from Maurice Sendak's classic children's story). Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown him as their ruler.

Editor's Note: This post was provided wholly by the New Haven Public Library

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