Dr. Vincent Piturro leads a film viewing and discussion of the 2011 Oscar winner for documentary short. SAVING FACE is a harshly realistic view of some incredibly strong and impressive women. Every year in Pakistan, many women are victimized by brutal acid attacks, with numerous cases going unreported. Plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad left his prominent London practice to return to his home country and help the victims of such attacks.
Ages 16+ This film contains sensitive material and graphic images, which may not be appropriate for all viewers.
Featuring Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff. When George Harrison and The Beatles befriended Ravi Shankar, the traditional instrument of classical Indian music, the sitar, was embraced by American audiences. It is often heard in world music; its sympathetic tones marrying well with a wide range of musical genres. Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff brings his signature style to the sitar – the soul of traditional Indian music. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Let’s party like its 1599! Lutenist Ben Cohen performs lively lute music from the renaissance to the early baroque, including music of Elizabethan England by famed English composer John Dowland, and German baroque music by J.S. Bach’s contemporary Silvius Leopold Weiss. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Each of these performers has appeared at Denver Public Library as solo performers. This concert will mark their debut concert at the library as a duo. Both of these talented cello players are sought-after musicians in Denver and their presentations at Central Library are always much anticipated. Enjoy the haunting and lyrical music of the cello at this community event. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Accordion maestro, Dan Tulinko, will demonstrate the fascinating versatility of the instrument nicknamed the ‘one man band’ known for its ability to carry and create both the harmonic and melodic structure of a song at the same time. From button box and piano accordion, Dan uses the ‘squeeze box’ to play jazz, vaudeville and European folk music. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Directed by George Cukor. Starring Judy Garland, James Mason. Judy Garland’s triumphant comeback movie. It was a blockbuster at the box office and launched the last chapter of her public life -- huge international concerts and television appearances. In A Star is Born, viewers get to see all the drive and talent and pathos that fueled Judy Garland. See the legend in the legendary film. 154 minutes. Rated PG. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Directed by Ernest Lubitsch. Starring Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas. Why is Ninotchka so special in the pantheon of golden age films? Greta Garbo, the serious Swedish sphinx had never laughed on film and rarely smiled either. In this comedy co-written by Billy Wilder, a clever love story with great dialogue propels Garbo toward her first big screen laugh – and she’s pretty funny doing it, too. 110 minutes. Not rated. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Directed by Fred Walton. Starring Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda. “Fred Walton's 1979 chiller When a Stranger Calls explores the oft-heard urban legend of the lonely babysitter terrified by phone calls coming from somewhere ... within the house!
Meet film and stage actress, Rutanya Alda, who played the long suffering maid, Carol Ann, to Faye Dunaway’s Joan Crawford in the camp, cult classic Mommie Dearest. Our friends at Whole Foods Market will be serving up Mom’s Day realness with a brunch fit for Hollywood royalty. And Ms. Alda will be dishing up stories from her upcoming book, Mommie Dearest Diary, about playing opposite Faye Dunaway in the film that Faye won’t talk about. Host Walter Chaw will guide after-film discussion and Ms. Alda will meet her fans in the theatre lobby after the film.
Directed by Michael Cimono. Starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, Rutanya Alda. “The Deer Hunter is said to be about many subjects: About male bonding, about mindless patriotism, about the dehumanizing effects of war, about Nixon's "silent majority." It is about any of those things that you choose, if you choose, but more than anything else, it is a heartbreakingly effective fictional machine that evokes the agony of the Vietnam time.” Roger Ebert,rogerebert.com 182 minutes. Rated R. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh