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Stream The Seventh Seal (available on Kanopy for free with your library card) in preparation for scene analysis and dissection of the film with John Anzalone, the only person on the planet likely to make this dense classic set in the time of the Black Plague comprehensible. Film professor John Anzalone hosts this lively lecture and discussion of the stunning, Ingmar Bergman classic, "The Seventh Seal" (1957) has more in common with the silent film than with the modern films that followed it--including his own. Perhaps that is why it is out of fashion at the moment. Long considered one of the masterpieces of cinema, it is now a little embarrassing to some viewers, with its stark imagery and its uncompromising subject, which is no less than the absence of God. Films are no longer concerned with the silence of God but with the chattering of men. We are uneasy to find Bergman asking existential questions in an age of irony, and Bergman himself, starting with "Persona" (1967), found more subtle ways to ask the same questions. But the directness of "The Seventh Seal” is its strength: This is an uncompromising film, regarding good and evil with the same simplicity and faith as its hero. (Roger Ebert) (It is only 96 minutes long and more than worth a venture, come on, it will be good for you!)
THEME FOR AUGUST 10th -- On the High Seas! Welcome to trivia! Come and join us! This is group trivia, so no fear about your knowledge base. It's just a fun brain teaser kind of evening. Schedule: Online happy hour from 6:30 to 7:00. During this time we'll break up into teams. Then the quiz will run approximately 2 hours. We are usually done by 9:00 p.m. MDT You'll need: A computer or tablet with Zoom. You can do it all from your phone if you need. You'll also want pen and paper to take notes the old fashioned way. After each round, each team will send me their answers via Zoom chat and I'll score them. BYOP (bring your own popcorn)! I hope to see you there! Christine Dunning is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Christine Dunning's Zoom Meeting Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/922177467?pwd=dHdNOXlHVG93a2s3cjA0MWdpK3ZGZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked]
Event Details Join us for a weekly documentary and discussion series. Each week's film selection will be available for streaming on kanopy.com. View the film at your leisure anytime leading up to the online video discussion every Thursday at 7:00 pm via the provided Google Hangouts link. This week is 2014's No No: A Dockumentary "On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates -- while high on LSD. Dock was often embroiled in controversy on and off the field. Coming up in the 1960s, while professional baseball hadn't fully embraced racial equality, he was an outspoken leader who lived the expression "Black is Beautiful!" His fearlessness enabled him to become one of the most intimidating pitchers of the 70s and a trailblazer for a new wave of civil rights." Kanopy.com Through intimate stories and a trove of archival footage, NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY brings Dock's vibrant life to light, burnishing the legend and revealing the man behind it. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for the Audience Award for Festival Favorite at the SXSW Film Festival. "Critics Pick! As this smart and sympathetic profile shows, Dock Ellis didn't need a no-hitter, stoned or otherwise, to define himself; he was his own best work." - Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times https://denverlibrary.kanopy.com/video/no-no-dockumentary All virtual programs have automated voice to text captioning available. If the program you are attending is hosted with Google Meet, view these instructions. To request a sign language interpreter or live captions for a program hosted on Zoom or in person, contact [masked] or[masked], with a three (3) business-day notice. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact [masked].
THIS IS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY, REGISTER (LINK BELOW) TO RECEIVE ZOOM LINK PRIOR TO THIS SURE TO BE ENTERTAINING EVENT. https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/saturday-matinee-walter-chaw-talks-sherlock-jr-1924 Event Details "The main point of Buster Keaton's imaginative narrative in this celebrated classic was about dreams and reality (portrayed in parallel narratives of the cinematic world and the real world). All of the actors who had roles in the framing story also took corresponding roles in the fantasy sequence. The hero dreamt himself into a detective movie that mirrored his real-life troubles. In a sense, Keaton's objective was to present a satirical tribute to the power of the movies to glamorize reality (Hollywood's Dream Factory) - to inspire escapist dreams, to let us live vicariously through film characters, to identify with film stars, or to project one's hopes and wishes onto the screen (or in our mind's eye)." -- Tim Dirks, filmsite.com Join film critic Walter Chaw to talk about this film. Sherlock Jr. is free to watch on the streaming service Kanopy which you can subscribe to using your library card. Not a Kanopy member yet? Grab your library card and get started here. If you would like to attend this film discussion online, please register here for the event and your login and password will be sent to you the day before the event. Upcoming Saturday Matinee events for the rest of July and August will be announced soon. All virtual programs have automated voice to text captioning available. If the program you are attending is hosted with Google Meet, view these instructions. To request a sign language interpreter or live captions for a program hosted on Zoom or in person, contact [masked] or[masked], with a three (3) business-day notice. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact [masked].