The public is invited to three special film series offering old and new world films at two branches of the New Haven Public Library in October. There is no charge, and free parking is available at both sites. For more information call 203-946-7431.
The monthly Cinema at 6 film series continues on Wednesday, Oct. 5, with "Bomber," a 2009 UK-USA comedy-drama directed by Paul Cotter. This is the story of how an elderly man's trip to Germany to atone for his role as a young RAF bomber pilot takes an unexpected fork in the road when his "useless" son unexpectedly becomes his driver. Funding for this series is provided by the International Association of New Haven. Screening starts at 6 pm at the Main Library, 133 Elm St.
Film afficionado Jacinto Lirola hosts the following two film series:
The 2nd Saturday Cinema series debuts on Oct. 8 with "Never On Sunday," Jules Dassin's 1960 film (English/Greek/Russian). Melina Mercouri was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as a beautiful prostitute who becomes the object of "improvements" by an American scholar who is smitten with her. Screening starts at 2 pm at the Mitchell Branch Library on 37 Harrison St.
The 3rd Saturday Cinema series launches on Saturday, Oct. 15, with French director Jean Renoir's classic anti-war film, "La Grande Illusion" (1938, French with English subtitles). Screening starts at 2 pm at the downtown library, 133 Elm St.