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Films

Film Lecture: North by Northwest

North by Northwest

1959 – 136 minutes – Color – Not rated

Hitchcock’s edge-of-your-seat thriller finds Grant playing an innocent man mistaken for a U.S. C.I.A. agent and pursued by enemy spies. With Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, Cary Grant: A Self-Willed Creation, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.

Film Lecture: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

1948 – 94 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

A New York advertising executive (Grant) decides to build a home for his family in the suburbs, but getting from design to completed house is an exercise in frustration. With Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas. 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, Cary Grant: A Self-Willed Creation, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.

Film Lecture: Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

1938 – 102 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

Classic screwball comedy about a zany heiress (Katharine Hepburn) who complicates the life of uptight paleontologist (Grant). 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, Cary Grant: A Self-Willed Creation, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.


The series continues...

Outdoor Community Movie Night!

Join us Wednesday, July 28 at 7:30 pm on the Library Grounds for an Outdoor Community Movie Night and watch the Academy Award-winning animated feature film Soul. The film is 1 hour and 47 minutes. Rated PG. Released in 2020. 

This program is in partnership with the Bay Team and is part of the It's Time We Talk (Again) about Connecting series. Rescheduled from June 30.

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills For Stress Resilience

Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

Discussion to follow with local experts.

PURPLE: Virtual Screening Discussion

**THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED**

Did you know a study found 1 in 6 Americans stopped speaking to a family member or close friend after the 2016 election?

Barrington Public Library invites you to a Virtual Screening of PURPLE on Thursday, February 4 at 7 pm via Zoom. Following the screening will be an interactive discussion and workshop facilitated by a trained mediator, Helen Kramer of Resetting the Table.

Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Music

Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch a film at home, and then discuss it online on Wednesdays at 7 pm.

Tonight, chat about Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. Explore the music of pioneering Native American musicians Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and more.

Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Music

Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch a film at home, and then discuss it online on Wednesdays at 7 pm.

Tonight, talk about We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo Music. Discover Latin boogaloo, the funky and colorful expression of 1960s New York City Latino soul, from its origins to its recent resurgence.


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Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Music

Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch a film at home, and then discuss it online on Wednesdays at 7 pm.

On January 13, join the conversation about Echo in the Canyon. Celebrate the explosion of popular music that came out of LA in the 1960s as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound.

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