Friday, February 01, 2013

2nd Annual Academy Awards Film Festival Starts Feb. 5

Join us throughout February for our 2nd Annual Academy Awards Film Festival. We've chosen an array of classic films, including Westerns, dramas, musicals and comedies, each of which won one or more major Academy Award (Best Picture, Best Actor/Actress, Best Director). We're also trying out a new day/time for movies: Tuesday afternoon matinees. If this day/time is successful we will continue it throughout the year as a venue for classic movies!

Tuesday, February 5 at 1 pm
Gone With the Wind
Not Rated
3 hours, 44 minutes

The quintessential American epic, Gone With the Wind sweeps across the Old South, the Civil War and Reconstruction. The tale of a selfish, headstrong Southern belle who draws her strength from the land, it’s a sumptuous costume drama and a richly entertaining movie. Winner of 10 Academy Awards, starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Olivia deHavilland.

Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 pm
High Noon
Not Rated
1 hour, 25 minutes

This groundbreaking western was voted at the 33rd greatest film of all time by the AFIr (100 Years. 100 Movies). Gary Cooper won the Oscarr for Best Actor in this classic tale of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizen against a gang of killers seeking revenge. In one of the greatest showdowns in cinema history, Cooper's Sheriff Will Kane stands to lose not only the town, but also his bride, Grace Kelly. The stellar cast includes Lloyd Bridges, Thomas Mitchell, Katy Jurado, Otto Kruger, Lon Chaney, Henry Morgan, Jack Elam and Lee Van Cleef. High Noon won a total of four Academy Awardsr including Best Editing, Score (Dimitri Tiomkin) and Song, "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling", written by Tiomkin and Ned Washington and sung by Tex Ritter. High Noon also received Oscarr nominations for Best Picture (Stanley Kramer), Best Director (Fred Zinnemann) and Best Screenplay (Carl Foreman).

Admission is FREE. Snacks and drinks are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library.


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