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The Reel Fosse/Verdon…and All That Jazz

Join us for a four-week Cinematic Series featuring film historian Max Alvarez. Week 1: The Reel Fosse/Verdon...and All That Jazz Last year's FX TV series "Fosse/Verdon" introduced new generations to the remarkable show business team of director/choreographer Bob Fosse and dancer/actress/wife/muse Gwen Verdon. But there are no substitutes for the originals. Join film historian Max Alvarez ...

  • Thursday, June 4, 7:00 PM

Ahead of Her Time: The Life, Laughs & Legend of Mae West

Join us for Week 2 of our Cinematic Series featuring film historian Max Alvarez. Week 2 Ahead of Her Time: The Life, Laughs & Legend of Mae West “Go West” with film historian Max Alvarez as he discusses the amazing life and career of the hilarious and unflappable Mae West (1893-1980), actress/writer who scandalized Broadway and Hollywood during the 1920s and '30s with her quick-witted, sexuall ...

  • Thursday, June 11, 7:00 PM

Hollywood on Hollywood: How Movies Portray the Movie Business

Join us for Week 3 of our Cinematic Series featuring film historian Max Alvarez. Week 3 Hollywood on Hollywood: How Movies Portray the Movie Business Hollywood loves a good Hollywood story – even if the film exposes the industry’s cruel and unglamorous side. Join film historian Max Alvarez for this compelling multimedia lecture on how the moviemakers see themselves on screen. Among the films discu ...

  • Thursday, June 18, 7:00 PM

London on Film: A Cinematic Tour

Join us for week 4 of our Cinematic Series featuring film historian Max Alvarez. Week 4 London on Film: A Cinematic Tour When London as a subject appears in the movies, it is either quaint, dangerous, swinging, or elegant. Join film historian Max Alvarez for this invigorating first-class voyage through cinema’s love/hate affair with Her Majesty’s capital, from the Hollywood recreations of My Fair ...

  • Thursday, June 25, 7:00 PM

Two Centuries of Frankenstein

In 1818, 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley published Frankenstein; Or The Modern Prometheus as a result of a writing challenge initiated by poet Lord Byron during a free-spirited Lake Geneva summer. The rest, as they say, is history. The immortal horror tale of a vane doctor who builds a human being from scratch has become inseparable from film-making and the horror canon ever since. From Bo ...

  • Wednesday, June 10, 7:00 PM

One Book One Community

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein This June, celebrate the legacy of Frankenstein with your neighbors and friends. We have selected this title as our One Book, One Community read. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a pop culture touchstone which also caused the science fiction and monster genres to take off. We'll provide guidance for how you can explore the tale and its impact on culture in whatever way yo ...

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Scientology: Stories From the Front Lines

Curious about the inner workings of Scientology? Here are some books and films from folks who left the group, or did deep investigation into the secretive organization.

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Essential 90s Films

Want to understand 1990s American culture? Then catch up on these films. You may notice that we have sequels and new releases coming out today which reference these movies. You won't get pop culture references without these films!

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Still Preoccupied with the 80s Films

No need to dance on cars and use big hairspray -- you can return to the 80s by watching one of these great films.

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Don't Forgot the 70s Films

The 1970s brought us the heartstopping fear of Alien, took us to a clockwork future, and introduced to the Force.

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The 60s Films are Calling

Was there anything better than horror by Alfred Hitchcock, mischievous looks from Audrey Hepburn, and the wry smile of Julie Andrews?

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