Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Library Film Series for August

Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” continues on August 13 at 7:00 p.m. Host David Nilsen states “We will feature The Cincinnati Kid from 1965. Directed by Norman Jewison, the film showcases an all-star cast featuring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, Joan Blondell, and Rip Torn.

“Steve McQueen stars as The Kid, a hotshot young poker player in New Orleans who's climbing the ranks among the best in Depression-era America. The only person he has left to beat is The Man, played by Edward G. Robinson, the reigning king of stud poker. A high-stakes match is set up between the two, and the society members of New Orleans who have a taste for gambling begin laying bets on the outcome--and trying to sway it. The film is gorgeously stylish and tons of fun.

“The Cincinnati Kid was one of the most purely entertaining films of the 1960s, and this is sure to be a fun evening. Coffee, soft drinks, candy, and popcorn will be available free of charge, and I will be leading a brief discussion after the film. Please join us!”

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