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Join us on Wednesday, April 16 at 1:00pm

This month’s Midweek Movie is an adventure film featuring a lone sailor fighting the elements as he and his ship are lost at sea. View the trailer here.

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Join us on Saturday, April 19, at 1:00pm to view and then discuss this month's film.

Film Club this month features a well-known comedy team on the road to a desert locale, where one of them is to be married to the beautiful Princess Shalmar. View the trailer here.

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Spring Movies!

The upcoming spring months feature the releases of some highly-anticipated films with blockbuster potential:

Divergent (Mar. 21)

Muppets Most Wanted (Mar. 21)

Noah (Mar. 28)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Apr. 4)

Sabotage (Apr. 11)

Transcendence (Apr. 18)

Amazing Spiderman 2 (May 2)

Neighbors (May 9)

Godzilla (May 16)

X-Men Days of Future (May 23)

 

Many of these have similar themes or the same stars as DVDs in the Library's collection; get ready for the spring releases by checking out these related films!

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Featured Director: Billy Wilder

Film director Billy Wilder was born in 1906 in Austria-Hungary. Wilder originally intended to become a lawyer, but he sought work instead as a reporter Billy Wilderand worked in Berlin. He was a screenwriter for German films until the rise of Nazi power, when his Jewish identity became a liability. After arriving in the United States, Wilder teamed with Charles Brackett to write such classic Hollywood films as Ball of Fire, Ninotchka, and Sunset Boulevard. His later films are known for their satire and worldly cynicism.

Take a look at these classic Wilder films in the Library's DVD collection:

Read more: Featured Director: Billy Wilder

Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the beloved classic film, The Wizard of Oz. The magical, musical tale of Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Toto and other memorable characters has served as the inspiration for numerous remakes and re-imaginations.

To celebrate this special anniversary, check out some Wizard-related films from the Library's DVD collection, and some DVD versions available through MeL interloan:

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Featured Actor: Ben Stiller

BENSTILLERThis month's featured actor is Ben Stiller, whose latest film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, arrives on DVD on April 15. This quirky film has been described as a "magical tribute to the possible." (Illinois Times)

Stiller is the son of the comedians Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller (Seinfeld and King of Queens), so it's no surprise that he's gravitated toward comedic roles himself. Check out the Ben Stiller films that the Library has in its DVD collection:

Read more: Featured Actor: Ben Stiller

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