Program Notes

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From the Film Vault Blog

Film Series Intro: The Summer of '62

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What were you doing in the summer of '62? Odds are you went to the movies fairly frequently over summer vacation for relief from the heat. The library’s film series The Summer of '62 offers four movies you could have seen 50 years ago. So come on in and spend a couple hours in the coolness!

Program Notes: The Nativity Story (2006)

The Nativity Story movie poster

The Nativity Story is a straightforward blending of moments from Matthew and Luke (with a touch of Hallmark) aimed at pleasing the faithful without so much as a whiff of controversy.

Program Notes: The Rookie (2002)

The Rookie movie poster

Just about every American male harbors the dream of playing Major League Baseball. That near-universal yearning drives The Rookie, a real-life baseball yarn that feels like fiction.

Film Series Intro: Tinseltown Testament

Tinseltown Testament film series

In the five movies that make up Tinseltown Testament, a free film series being shown on Mondays in July, you’ll see some over-the-top spectacle and attempts to present Bible stories adhering to historically accurate depictions of the lives of the ancient Hebrews.

Program Notes: The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings movie poster

Bingo Long is fiction but based on a very real part of sports history. Baseball players in the Negro Leagues would often go on the road to stage exhibition matches in small towns.