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SPECIAL NEEDS LIBRARY OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA
The Special Needs Library of Northeast Georgia is a part of your public library and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, serving Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Rabun, Stephens, Walton and White counties. We do not endorse any product or service mentioned in this newsletter.
Staff: Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek, Lavern Gordon, Amber Wilkerson and Dorothy Daniel
Senior Cinema Gets a "Classic" Make-Over
Senior Cinema will now be called Cinema Classics. We will be showing described versions of classic films released from the 1930's-1970's.
Our first movie will be Thursday, April 5th at 2pm. We will be showing "My Man Godfrey". Refreshments will be served. Look for the rest of the schedule on the next two pages. These videos will be added to the collection after their Cinema Classics presentation.
April 5, 2007
MY MAN GODFREY 1936 - Comedy, 93 min
William Powell and Carole Lombard are delightful in this nutty comedy about a family of rich eccentrics whose lives are changed when they hire a new butler - who is more than he seems.
Family Night at the (Described) Movies
The next Family Night at the Movies will be on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 pm in the Athens-Clarke County Library Auditorium. We will be showing a movie from our described video collection.
Refreshments will be served.
Cinema Classics 2007
All movies are in the Athens-Clarke County Library Auditorium at 2pm.
For more information, please call 1-800-531-2063.
May 3, 2007
CHARADE 1963 - Drama, 113 min
Cary Grant is the mystery man intent on helping Audrey Hepburn find a fortune hidden by her murdered husband - if she can survive the lethal competition from his ex-partners in crime.
June 14, 2007
ROAD TO BALI 1952 - Comedy, 92 min
Two American vaudeville performers (Bing Crosby, Bob Hope) wind up on a South Sea island where they vie for the favor of gorgeous Princess Lala (Dorothy Lamour) while crooning and buffooning their way around headhunters, a giant squid, and a smitten gorilla.
July 5, 2007
GOOD NEWS 1947 - Comedy, 93 min
A spirited collegiate musical with energy and exuberance set in the roaring 20s, full of campus hi-jinx, football heroes and great tunes. June Allyson and Peter Lawford star, Mel Torme croons.
August 2, 2007
ROYAL WEDDING 1951 - Comedy, 93 min
Fred Astaire and Jane Powell star in this lavishly produced musical as a dynamic brother-and-sister act. They each find a romance of their own when their show is booked into London during a royal wedding
September 6, 2007
SHERLOCK HOLMES Faces Death 1943 - Mystery, 70 min
Summoned to the ancestral home of the Musgraves, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson try to prevent the murderous extinction of the whole family by decoding the centuries-old "Musgrave Ritual". A bizarre game of chess leads them into a confrontation with the culprit.
October 4, 2007
TOPPER 1941 - Comedy, 100 min
Stuck in limbo after they're killed in a car crash, a couple of Manhattan socialites decide to earn their way into heaven by liberating their milquetoast banker from his straight-laced spouse and teaching him how to enjoy life. Starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett.
November 1, 2007
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 1945 - Mystery, 99 min
At the invitation of an unknown host, ten strangers with no discernable connection spend the weekend in a manor on a remote island. One by one, they're dispatched by bizarre twists on the verses of a nursery rhyme. A superb adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery.
December 6, 2007
AT WAR WITH THE ARMY 1950 - Comedy, 91 min
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis star in this song- and gag-filled farce. At the Stateside military base where Dean's a staff sergeant and Jerry's a mess cook, the two pals find themselves constantly in trouble with a loudmouth drill inspector, a conniving supply sergeant and a hen-pecked captain.
- RC 35789 Too Loud a Solitudeby Bohumil Hrabal
This partially autobiograpical tale of life under communism in Czechoslavakia is an allegory about the lasting value of books. For thirty-five years, Hant has been compacting books and wastepaper for recycling. Although uneducated, he has a wealth of knowledge, for Hant does not destroy the books. Instead he reads them, savoring the truth until it infuses his brain and heart.
- RC 38412 The Soloist by Mark Salzman
Renne Sundheimer was a child prodigy with the cello. Renne's adult career faltered when he became overly sensitive to pitch. Now a teacher, Renne discovers another child prodigy. He serves on the jury for a man accused of killing his Zen meditation teacher. These two events lead Renne to both understand and let go of his past. Some strong language and some violence.