From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Film Series Intro: Hollywood Homers

Hollywood Homers

Baseball is a lot on the minds of Kansas Citians this summer. With that in mind, the Library is pleased to warm up the bullpen with the Hollywood Homers film series, an entire lineup of baseball movies.

New on DVD: Certified Copy (2010)

Certified Copy movie poster

Initially it looks as if Certified Copy is going to follow the familiar format: Two strangers spend several hours talking and walking through a picturesque setting. But questions of what’s real and what’s phony will dominate this fledgling relationship.

Program Notes: An American in Paris (1951)

An American in Paris movie poster

An American in Paris sums up the very essence of Hollywood's Golden Era: Why bother with the real and true when the make-believe is so much more satisfying?

Program Notes: The Clock (1944)

The Clock movie poster

The Clock isn’t all that different from dozens of other home-front romances churned out by Hollywood during World War II. But it is special, and for that we can thank director Vincente Minnelli.

New on DVD: The Whistleblower (2010)

The Whistleblower movie poster

Based on the real experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, The Whistleblower carries a big dose of moral outrage. The film isn’t easy watching, but Rachel Weisz’s performance gives the film a human and humane center.