What Movies Matter to You?

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In the new free film series Movies That Matter, the Library’s film czar, Robert W. Butler, has programmed 20 films he deems essential to film literacy. They range from Citizen Kane to Snow White.

But if we put you in the director's seat, what movies would you pick? Would you opt for pure enjoyment or aim for historic significance? Perhaps a bit of both?

Let us know: What are your Movies That Matter? Get creative, fire up your camcorder or webcam, and make your own video telling what movies you think everyone should see.

Post your video on YouTube and:

We'll share your video on the Library's Facebook page, and who knows -- one of your picks may end up in MTM, round 2!

Take it away, Bob...

Movies that Matter show on SUNDAYS at 1:30 p.m. in Truman Forum Auditorium at the Plaza Branch.

September 2, 2012 Citizen Kane (1941: NR)
September 16, 2012 The General (1926: NR)
September 30, 2012 The Seventh Seal (1957: NR)
October 14, 2012 Rashomon (1950: NR)
October 28, 2012 Nosferatu (1922: NR)
November 4, 2012 Raging Bull (1980: R)
November 18, 2012 The Bicycle Thieves (1948: NR)
December 2, 2012 The Manchurian Candidate (1962: NR)
December 9, 2012 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1939: NR)
January 6, 2013 The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928: NR)
January 13, 2013 My Darling Clementine (1946: NR)
January 27, 2013 Bringing Up Baby (1938: NR)
February 10, 2013 All About Eve (1950: NR)
February 24, 2013 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to

Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
(1964: NR)
March 10, 2013 The Circus (1928: NR)
March 24, 2013 Rear Window (1954: NR)
April 7, 2013 Wings of Desire (1987: PG-13)
April 21, 2013 Singin’ in the Rain (1952: NR)
May 5, 2013 Sunset Boulevard (1950: NR)
May 19, 2013 Metropolis (1927: NR)


Dr. Zhivago, The Third Man,

Dr. Zhivago, The Third Man, Annie Hall, Vertigo.

Planet of the Apes, The Day

Planet of the Apes, The Day the Earth Stood Still, A Face in the Crowd.



West Side Story! Laura! A

West Side Story! Laura! A Clockwork Orange! Saving Private Ryan! Forrest Gump!

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