Monday, March 23, 2015

“Third Floor Film Series” at Library

The first event in Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” was a big success. Close to two dozen people munched on popcorn in the public meeting room and watched Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 classic Vertigo on the library's 80" flat screen. David Nilsen hosted a discussion of the film when it was over as attendees enjoyed hot coffee.

The next event in the “Third Flood Film Series” will be Thursday, March 26, at 7 pm. Arthur Penn's 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway and featuring an early performance by Gene Hackman, will play on the big screen.

The late sixties were a time of profound change in the movie world, with the rejection of the Hays Code, the decline of the studio system, and the stylistic influence of the French New Wave all heavily affecting the American films that emerged in the second half of the decade. Bonnie and Clyde was a landmark movie that is often cited as the turning point between the older style and the dawn of New Hollywood.

Be sure to make plans to attend Bonnie and Clyde on March 26. Fresh popcorn, candy and snacks will once again be available, and David Nilsen will again lead a brief discussion when the film is over. We look forward to seeing your there.

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