Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Upcoming movies at Carnegie-Stout Public Library


F.I.S.T., 6 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2008. Come help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of F.I.S.T. Made in Dubuque in 1977, this classic drama is loosely based on the life of Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, and Peter Boyle, and is directed by Norman Jewison. F.I.S.T. is rated PG and is 145 minutes long.

KUNDUN, 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2008. Are you mentally prepared for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing? Need to bone up on China and Tibet? Directed by Martin Scorsese, KUNDUN chronicles the life of the 14th Dalai Lama from childhood through his journey into exile during the Chinese occupation of Tibet. KUNDUN (1997) is rated PG-13 and is 135 minutes long.

THE CANDIDATE, 6 p.m., Thursday, September 18, 2008. Maximize your post-convention bounce by enjoying THE CANDIDATE at Carnegie-Stout! Robert Redford shockingly illustrates the emotional, moral, and financial costs of running for public office in America. THE CANDIDATE (1972) is directed by Michael Ritchie, is rated PG, and is 110 minutes long.

LOLITA, 7 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2008. In observance of Banned Books Week. Stanley Kubrick's 1962 movie LOLITA is based on Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel about a middle aged man who is obsessed with a 12 year old girl. The movie and the novel have been heavily censored, and both are critically acclaimed. The movie is not rated and is 152 minutes long.
Admission and snacks for all movies are free, and open discussion will be encouraged after each show. Thanks very much to the Friends of Carnegie-Stout Public Library whose generous donations of a movie performance license and popcorn machine have made these events possible.

For more information, please call the Library Information Desk at 563-589-4225 option 4, or visit the Library's Adult Services Programs page online at Adult Programs and Events.

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