Academy Awards Best Pictures and the Nominees: The Feel-Good Era of Ronald Reagan - 1980-1984. Highlights of films nominated for Best Picture released during the first term of President Reagan. Film clips from "Raging Bull," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and "The Right Stuff" as well as numerous others nominees will be shown. Features fascinating commentary on each nominated film.
Art Films-Exploring Artists and the Creative Process
"The Rising Tide"
China's meteoric march toward the future is examined through the work of some of its most talented emerging artists. In recent years, Chinese artists, especially those working in photography and video, have gained international recognition for their powerful works capturing the social and aesthetic confusion created in a rapidly changing society. To the Chinese avant-garde, materialism is all pervasive, and the dominant consumer culture has altered people's mentalities. Interestingly, their work, influenced by Western ideals and art practice, remains distinctly Chinese in its content and aesthetic. 2008 (93 min.) Audience: Adult (mature content)
Rediscover the timeless, treasured delights of the classics. Read, savor and engage in lively discourse with this book group. Every 3rd Monday, 7:00-8:00 pm. Please call the Adult Research Desk at 372-1144, ext. 232 to reserve a title. See what we're reading http://www.librarypoint.org/book_groups
In March 1854, Stafford slave Anthony Burns escaped bondage and made his way to freedom in Boston. That May, he was apprehended and put on trial. Now, 160 years to the day after his trial, learn about Anthony Burns' life, escape, trial, freedom, and his church, now the Falmouth Union Church Historic Site.
Bring a lawn chair, a blanket and a picnic supper. In case of inclement weather, concerts move into the theater. Presented by Friends of the Rappahannock Regional Library.
June 2 - Dixie Power Trio - Zydeco & N'Awlins Jazz
June 9 - The Company Store Band - Good Ole American Music
June 16 - The Believers - Traditional Bluegrass with a Twist
June 23 - Don Brown's Soul Experience
June 30 - Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy - Acoustic folk, pop, jazz, and original songs
Enjoy movies that haven't been seen on the big screen in years.
Wednesday, April 2, 7:00 - "The Maltese Falcon"
Saturday, May 3, 2:00 - "West Side Story"
Wednesday, June 4, 7:00 - "A Fish Called Wanda"
Saturday, July 5, 2:00 - "The Searchers"
Wednesday, August 6, 7:00 - "Twilight"
Saturday, September 6, 2:00 - "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl"
Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 - "Children of Men"
Saturday, November 1, 2:00 - "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Wednesday, December 3, 7:00 - "Scrooged"