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Cinema Program free screening of "Casablanca"

When: May 4, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Doris’s Sunday Matinee
Casablanca
Directed by Michael Curtiz, featuring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid (1942). Based on the play Everybody Comes to Rick’s by Murray Burnett which was never published or produced. Burnett went abroad in 1938 and was in Austria when the Nazis marched into Vienna. Later, in the south of France he discovered a small café crammed with well-to-do refugees en route to Casablanca. The motion picture premiered 3 weeks after the Allies landed at Casablanca and two months before the Casablanca Conference convened. Programmed and introduced by Boulder Library Foundation Founder Doris Haas. (102 min.)

Cinema Program free screening of "Inside East Germany"

When: May 12, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Local Filmmakers’ Showcase
Inside East Germany
In 1959, responding to public and university audience demand for additional eyewitness reports from behind the "Iron Curtain," Robert Carl Cohen persuaded the authorities of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) to permit him to travel and film throughout their territory. His completely uncensored films, which range from the Bertoldt Brecht Theater and political demonstrations in East Berlin to the construction of the Schwarze Pumpe lignite-fueled power plant, the ovens of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp and going through the infamous Berlin Wall at Checkpoint Charlie in 1962, constitute a unique view of that no-longer existing country. (45 min.) The filmmaker answers questions after the screening. #BoulderFilmSpeak meets at the St. Julien lobby after the screenings.

Cinema Program free screening of "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House"

When: June 1, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Doris’s Sunday Matinee
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Directed by Henry Codman Potter, featuring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas (1948). In this satire of the post-war baby boom, housing shortage and mass-exodus of young middle-class families to the suburbs, a realtor sells a 200 years old "historic" house to a family for the privilege of living in a drafty, dilapidated flop. Based on the novel by Eric Hodgins. Cinematography by James Wong Howe. (94 min.)

Cinema Program free screening of "Chimes at Midnight"

When: June 23, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Chimes at Midnight (Campanadas a Medianoche)
Directed by Orson Welles, featuring Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford (France/Spain/Switzerland—1965). Adapted from William Shakespeare's plays Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, this motion picture presents a continuity of the relationship between Prince Hal (later Henry V) and his boon drinking companion Sir John Falstaff. Narration taken from Raphael Holonshed's 1577 The Chronicles of England. (92 min.) #BoulderFilmSpeak meets at the St. Julien lobby after the screenings.

Cinema Program free screening of "Three Cubans"

When: June 30, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Local Filmmakers’ Showcase
Three Cubans
In 1963 & 1964 Robert Carl Cohen became the first US filmmaker authorized by both the US State Department & the Cuban Foreign Ministry to record the daily lives of lower, middle and former economic upper-class Cubans. His films, which include close-ups of Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara, provide an unprecedented insight into the early years of that nation which, under the leadership of Raoul Castro is currently opening up to US tourism.
(56 min.) The filmmaker answers questions after the screening. #BoulderFilmSpeak meets at the St. Julien lobby after the screenings.