Get Your Romantic Fix With the Film Series Give Us a Kiss

For Immediate Release:
July 31, 2013
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
Get Your Romantic Fix With the Film Series Give Us a Kiss

August is "Romance Awareness Month." Who knew?

In any case, you'll get a romantic charge from the film series Give Us a Kiss screening on
Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. throughout August 2013 in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Admission is free.

The schedule:

August 3
Brief Encounter  (1946)
David Lean directs this uber-romantic drama about a British wife (Celia Johnson) whose encounter on a railway platform with a stranger (Trevor Howard) tempts her to cheat on her husband.
86 minutes | Rated: NR

August 10
Stairway to Heaven  (1946)
RAF pilot David Niven crashes in the English channel...only to find himself alive and in love with an American girl (Kim Hunter). A heavenly agent informs him a mistake has been made; now a celestial tribunal must determine his fate. This great fantasy was directed by Michael Powell.
104 minutes | Rated: NR

August 17
The Apartment  (1960)
Corporate climber Jack Lemmon offers his apartment for executive trysts; Shirley MacLaine is the elevator operator he falls for. Billy Wilder's romantic comedy - winner of the Oscar for best picture - is a devastating satire of modern "morality."
125 minutes | Rated: NR

August 24
Letter from an Unknown Woman  (1948)
A philandering concert pianist (Louis Jordan) receives a letter from a mysterious woman (Joan Fontaine) who has secretly loved him from afar for decades. Max Ophuls directs.
86 minutes | Rated: NR

August 31
Casablanca (1942)
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star in the classic many regard as the most romantic film of all time.
102 minutes | Rated: NR

Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.

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