Bollywood, "Kite Runner" at film center in May
Set in Afghanistan, "Kite Runner" is one of the offerings at the Jefferson County Library Community Film Center in May.
The movies are free and refreshments are available at the evening showings. The film center is located in the Rodriguez Annex at 134 S.E. E St., Madras.
Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.:,"36 China Town" (NR). This is a Teen Night, with special India-themed activities, snacks, games, and crafts for teens ages 13 and older, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Then both teens and adults are welcome to watch this mystery made in Bollywood -- the Hollywood of India.
Friday, May 9, 7:30 p.m., "Kite Runner" (PG-13). This film, set in Afghanistan, is being shown to complement this year's Jefferson County Community Read book selection "Three Cups of Tea," which is set in Pakistan. See the film on May 9, then hear the author, David Relin, discuss the book on May 16, at 7 p.m. Both events are at the Rodriguez Annex.
Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m., "Across the Universe" (PG-13). A romantic musical told through numerous Beatles songs, performed by the characters.
Saturday, May 24, 2 p.m., matinee, "Enchanted" (PG). A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess who is sent to our world by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?
Community Choice Film Festival
What's your all-time favorite film?
The Community Choice Film Festival, being planned for September, is accepting nominations of people's favorite movies to be shown at the festival.
Fill out a nomination form at the library and the film committee will pick the to three films to show. All entries need to be in by the end of May.