Library resumes movies
‘Twelve Angry Men’ opens First Thursday Film Series
The Waupaca Area Public Library will resume its First Thursday Film Series at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, with a screening of “Twelve Angry Men.”
is directed by Sidney Lumet and based on the play by Reginald Rose, “Twelve Angry Men” takes the audience inside the jury room as 12 citizens struggle with the verdict in a murder trial.
This acclaimed 1957 film stars Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, E. G. Marshall and Jack Warden as five of the beleaguered jurors.
As will be the case with all four movies in the fall series, Dr. Jack Rhodes will provide commentary before the screening of the picture.
Complimentary popcorn, sodas and theater treats will be served.
The remaining movies in the fall series all programs begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays in the library’s lower level.
Oct. 5: “Lullaby of Broadway” stars Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S.Z. Sakall and Gladys George in a romantic musical about staging a Broadway production.
The 1951 film is directed by David Butler and features several popular songs such as “Just One of Those Things,” “A Shanty in Old Shanty Town,” and the title tune.
Nov. 2: “The Dawn Patrol,” directed by Edmund Goulding, is actually a remake of the 1930 film about fighter pilots in World War I. Most film critics consider this 1938 movie to be the superior version of the story.
Featured in the cast are Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven and Morton Lowry. The November movie in this series always honors veterans of the Armed Services, and the selection of this particular movie coincides with the national commemoration of U.S. participation in the World War I.
Dec. 7: “It’s a Wonderful Life” is the quintessential holiday film from the era of the studio system.
Directed by Frank Capra, this 1946 movie stars James Stewart as George Bailey, whose adventures and tribulations lead him to the conclusion promised in the title. Also in the cast are Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Gloria Grahame.
For more information, call the library at 715-258-4414.