FILM SERIES: 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Almost Midnight: Camp Cult Sci-Fi Classics
Directed by Don Taylor. Starring Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Sal Mineo.
There really is no escaping this fun, humorous second sequel to the classic Planet of the Apes. And amidst all the great lines and goofy set ups, there seems to be a commentary on being human and humane. Plus the ending is so poignant, you might be just a touch moved by it all. For real. 98 minutes. Rated G. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#escape
Join Fresh City Life for an extraordinary night at the movies. New York author, hostess and trendsetter, Brini Maxwell brings her spin to our showing of the outrageous 1968 Jane Fonda confection, Barbarella, directed by Roger Vadim. The tagline for this film claims that Barbarella is a woman who makes Science Fiction something else," and we decided this film needed a hostess who is something else, too. Style maven Brini Maxwell will be on hand to talk us through Jane Fonda's epic, futuristic turn. Barabarella, Jane and Brini. Hmmm. If our mission is to make a wing-dinger…mission accomplished.
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to take a journey back to a time before CGI with our selection of classic monster movies. We will view a selection from the original Dracula- Nosferatu (1922) and laugh at the monster puppetry in Little Shop of Horrors (1960). Popcorn will be served and we will wrap up our viewing with a discussion of books that have been turned into movies and debate book vs movie.
Jacquelyn Benton will facilitate the viewing of two short films, “Jonathan Green’s ‘Seeking’” and “Down Yonder: The McIntosh County Shouters,” in preparation for the arrival of Jonathan Green and the McIntosh County Shouters to Denver in September. They will be here to take part in “The Water Brought Us: Passport to Africa in America,” a two-week exhibit that will showcase Gullah/Geechee history and culture.