Volume CXXXIII, Number 19
March 29, 2002
Flim Society presents literary, musical movies
This weekend, the Film Society originally planned to bring
a trio of music-related films to campus. We still have two such films
for you to enjoy, but we have been allowed to take part in the Bath and
Brunswick "Open a Book, Open a Community" program by exhibiting
the big screen version of the program's current book, To Kill a Mockingbird.
This is a large-scale community event that we invite you to take part
in. Even if you haven't read the book, come to the screening and meet
some people who are willing to discuss it with you. For more information,
check out www.curtislibrary.com/openbook.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Gregory Peck received the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Atticus
Finch, a white lawyer in 1930s Alabama who defends a black man charged
with raping a white woman. Not only does the film deal with the racist
issues present during the time the film is set (the trial jury is all-white),
but the film is told through the eyes of a young girl. Be sure to keep
your eyes peeled for Robert Duvall; he is wonderful in the role of Boo
Friday at 9:00 p.m.
This is a documentary film about the long time collaboration between Jerry
Garcia and David Grisman. For those of you who don't know, Garcia was
a member of the Grateful Dead for 30 years, until his death in 1995. Grisman
is a virtuoso mandolin player who has gained fame through his David Grisman
Quintet. This film shows how these two friends loved music and were able
to escape their fame in order to create and play what they loved. It features
interviews with musicians, live footage, and glimpses into their studio
sessions. In addition, Grisman's daughter Gillian directed the film.
Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
This is Oliver Stone's account of one of rock's greatest bands, specifically
focusing on frontman Jim Morrison. Misunderstood in the 60's, Morrison
and his work with the Doors still isn't entirely understood today. And
this film may not shed as much light upon the subject as one would like.
Robby Krieger has claimed that the film misrepresents the band, whereas
the other two surviving members of the group gave their endorsements by
appearing briefly in the film. Even if the film doesn't tell us everything
we want to know, it does give a glimpse into the lives of the members
of one of the greatest acts of the 1960s.