Friday, May 11, 2007

June Film Discussion: Nashville

Nashville, the 1975 film directed by Robert Altman, depicts the country music and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee and combines them with material on U.S. presidential politics. The film weaves together multiple storylines that eventually coalesce in the final half-hour in a climactic sequence at the Parthenon in Nashville. Among its many musical sequences, the song "It Don't Worry Me" is the film's theme, heard sporadically throughout and then performed at the climax.

The film features a large ensemble cast including David Arkin, Barbara Baxley, Ned Beatty, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Shelley Duvall, Allen Garfield, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Barbara Harris, David Hayward, Michael Murphy, Cristina Raines, Lily Tomlin, Gwen Welles and Keenan Wynn.

See you all on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00pm!

Film Screening: An Inconvenient Truth

Lunch & a Movie and the Film Group present former United States Vice President Al Gore's critically-acclaimed, Academy Award-winning documentary film An Inconvenient Truth. This may be the best opportunity we’ve had to reflect on the role humans have played in global climate change. The companion book authored by Gore has been a New York Times bestseller for nearly a year now. Join us in the Meeting Room for this special event Tuesday, May 15th at 12 noon, and Thursday, May 17th at 6:30pm (see the library calendar).