From the Film Vault

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From the Film Vault Blog

John Ford: Not a Cowboy in Sight

John Ford

John Ford is best known for making cowboy pictures, but he made more than Westerns. It’s this “other” material that is showcased in John Ford: Not a Cowboy in Sight, the March film series at the Central Library.

Guess the Movie!

Movies posters are iconic images that frequently make their way into popular consciousness right along with the movie itself. Can you guess the movie from the poster?

Program Notes: Great Expectations (1946)

Great Expectations movie poster

There’s a lot of good acting to be found in David Lean’s Great Expectations (1946), but if you remember nothing else about the movie you’ll remember Martita Hunt who is brilliant as Miss Havisham.

New on DVD: Take Shelter (2011)

Take Shelter movie poster

Take Shelter is the kind of movie that almost drives you nuts but which, if you stay with it, leaves you transformed through a process you really can’t quite figure out.

New on DVD: Contagion (2011)

Contagion movie poster

Contagion, from the master storyteller Steven Soderbergh, is about a killer flu pandemic that puts mankind on the ropes. It paints a grim but fully-detailed picture of how we’d react in such circumstances. It’s not pretty.