Program Notes

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Program Notes: Lemon Tree (2008)

Lemon Tree movie poster

Lemon Tree, a movie about the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, provides a deeply human experience that transcends ideology, led by a remarkable performance from Hiam Abbass.

10 Facts about The Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein movie poster

The Bride of Frankenstein is a curious blend of horror and outlandish humor and widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all time. Many viewers are shocked to discover that it treats Boris Karloff’s “creature” with sympathy.

Program Notes: Heartland (1979)

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Heartland is the best movie about pioneer life ever made, a blend of emotional resonance and visual poetry, the intimate yet epic story of men and women struggling to survive on the frontier of America.

Movies That Matter: The Sequel

Movies That Matter: The Sequel

Movies That Matter is returning to the Plaza Branch. Movies That Matter: The Sequel consists of 10 titles from both the silent and sound eras. There are comedies, musicals, adventures, searing drama, horror – even an animated classic.

Program Notes: Cat Ballou (1965)

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Cat Ballou is a Western comedy with a distinctly modern slant. It takes on the rising phenomenon of feminism and the old phenomenon of prejudice against Native Americans, and turns our expectations of the genre upside down.