Posted by: Pam, at RML | January 5, 2010

Facing history at the Friday Film Series

A Man For All Seasons

The Library is proud to present the 1st film in a 5-film series titled History Through Film. Our host for the series is Richard Donagher, PhD, Professor Emeritus in History, Rosemont College. Since retiring, Professor Donagher has taught at Rosemont College, Neumann College and Main Line Night School. Donagher believes that much popular information about history is derived from movies and TV. In this series, you will see it in context and watch award winning films of American cinema.

Richard has a long association with the Book Club here at the Library and I am THRILLED he has agreed to lead the discussions for this new daytime program! Also an historian of the Main Line, Richard has appeared on the Radnor Studio 21 cable channel talking about local history.

 On Friday, January 8, the film A Man For All Seasons will be screened at 10:00am in the Winsor Room. Admission is free and no registration is necessary. This is a BYOBrownbag lunch event and the Library will be happy to provide beverages. After the film, participants will enjoy lunch and Richard will lead a lively discussion, I’m sure. I am looking forward to this event and hope you’ll take a minute to comment on this blog after you’ve seen the film!

Make a plan and join us here on Friday, January 8!

If it really does SNOW on Friday, please call the Library at 687-1124 after you dig yourself out but before your expedition…

A Man For All Seasons is a picture that inspires admiration, courage and thought. This 1966 film is based on Robert Bolt’s play of the same name and is about Sir Thomas More, advisor to King Henry VIII. Paul Scofield, who had played More on stage, also took the role in the film. It was directed by Fred Zimmerman who previously directed such films as High Noon and From Here To Eternity. The film won 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor. Also starring in the film are Orson Welles, Susannah York, and John Hurt. Future films and dates are as follows:

Feb. 5………The Black Robe

March 5…..All Quiet On The Western Front

April 9…….Inherit The Wind

May 7……..Sunrise At Campobello

Thank you Friends of the Library for your financial support.  Without it, these events couldn’t happen. And even worse, I wouldn’t have anything to write about!

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