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Summer Cinema Series

The University of New Brunswick Libraries proudly presents the Summer Cinema Series:

July 7 – Howl (Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, 2010; 84 min

James Franco stars as counter-culture revolutionary Allen Ginsberg, who recounts the road trips, love affairs and search for personal liberation that led to the most electrifying work of his career: the poem HOWL. Meanwhile, in a San Francisco courtroom, HOWL is on trial as a host of witnesses debate the artistic merits of Ginsberg’s controversial work, and whether or not it should be banned from publication.

July 14 – The Orphanage El Orphanato (Directed by J.A. Bayona, 2007; 105 min; Spanish with English subtitles

Spanish-Mexican horror film about a woman who relocates with her family back to her childhood home.  There she opens an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible, sinister new friend.  Winner of 7 Goyas in Spain upon its release.

July 21 – Barking Dogs Never Bite플란다스의 (Directed by Bong Joon-ho, 2000; 106 min; Korean with English subtitles

Directorial debut of Korean Bong Joon-ho, this dark comedy tells the tale of an unemployed and unmotivated grad student, looking for a job as a professor, who is driven to distraction by a yapping dog somewhere on the block of his apartment complex. In a fit of anger he takes extreme action to deal with his tormentor, an action that will come to haunt him.

July 28 – Shall We Dance (Directed by Mark Sandrich, 1937; 116 min

Classic Depression-era musical comedy in which a ballet dancer (Fred Astaire) and a showgirl (Ginger Rogers) fake a marriage for publicity purposes.  Will they fall in love?  Features roller skating and a lovely score by George and Ira Gershwin.

Showtime is 7:00 pm in the Milham Room (100) of the Harriet Irving Library.

Refreshments will be provided.