From the Film Vault

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Program Notes: Hereafter (2010)

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Director Clint Eastwood and writer Peter Morgan knew they couldn't prove or disprove life after death. So their film Hereafter became a meditation on the human desire to understand what happens when we die.

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: What Dreams May Come (1998)

What Dreams May Come movie poster

What Dreams May Come centers on the afterlife experience of Christy Nielsen (Robin Williams), a pediatrician who descends to the underworld to retrieve his beloved.

New on DVD: Larry Crowne (2011)

Larry Crowne movie poster

How much do we love Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts? Enough that we'll stick with Larry Crowne, a romantic comedy so slight that it’s hardly even there.

Program Notes: Between Two Worlds (1944)

Between Two Worlds movie poster

Meet Sutton Vane, great-granddaddy of the afterlife drama. His play, Outward Bound, set the template for many of the films featured in the Library’s current film series, "Beyond this Vale of Tears: Hollywood visits the Afterlife."