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Films on Fire

Our thoughts and thanks are with the brave firefighters who are currently battling the Four Mile and the Reservoir Road Fires. No film could capture the peril and plight of these heroes, but a few come close.

Bicycle Film Festival

The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates its 10th year at the Starz Film Center this weekend. Brendt Barbur, festival founder, transformed the trauma of getting hit by a car while cycling into a celebration of song, music and film in honor of the bicycle.

This weekend's schedule includes:

The Birth of Big Air (September 10 - 7 p.m.)

  • It's about time Mat Hoffman's story was told -- and now it has been done by just the right people. Directed by longtime friend Jeff Tremaine and produced by Priya Swaminathan, Spike Jonze, Mark Lewman and Johnny Knoxville, the film pays tribute to this BMX legend.

Riding the Long White Cloud (September 10 - 9 p.m.)

Everybody Kung Fu Tonight

There are many martial arts films worthy of mention, but there is truly something special about the Kung Fu film. The best Kung Fu films transcend gravity defying acrobatics and arduous fight sequences, often emphasizing honor and loyalty.

Delicious Films

Big Night

As an appetizer for Taste of Colorado this weekend, September 3, 4, 5 and 6, nibble on these delicious films! If they don't whet your appetite for a great time, I don't know what will!

Happy Birthday Lily Tomlin!

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin was born today, September 1, in 1939. She has won a multitude of awards for her many talents including a Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award! We wish a very happy birthday to this very funny lady!

3 is a Magic Number

What's your favorite trilogy? A great trilogy not only needs to begin well, but avoid the curse of the shoddy sequel.

With the third Chronicles of Narnia film coming out soon, as well as the third and final film in Steig Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, it seems like 3 is a magic number.

Star Wars - The Original, Han shoots first, unadulterated three!

Back to School: Hilarious High School Films

For those about to begin High School, we salute you. Because many schools start back up this week, we have celebrated teachers on film, and while you could not pay me to relive High School, watching movies about this particular rite of passage is just darn amusing.

A cuppa, a crumpet and a corpse

british flag

There's a reason why many of our popular shows are remakes from the UK: our friends across the pond really know how to do good TV, especially clever, thrilling mysteries. So if you're in the mood for a smart whodunit check out one of these fine British mystery series.

  • Wire in the Blood - Psychologist Dr. Tony Hill is called upon to help the police solve a series of brutal murders in the northern English town of Bradfield.

Back to School: Teachers on Film

Chalk

Schools everywhere are starting back up this week. Let's hear it for those influential teachers that have shaped our lives! Are you a teacher? Did you know that the library has resources tailored to your needs?

From PLACE exam test prep books to help getting 20 copies of The Great Gatsby for your class, the library is here for teachers and students alike. 

Howl and More Book to Movie News

Howl

James Franco stars as Allen Ginsberg in the film Howl, due out in October. This film, more than a biopic, is about the cultural revolution that one poem caused. Also starring are Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Bob Balaban, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Williams, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeff Daniels.

Howl by Allen Ginsberg is considered to be a seminal work of the Beat Generation and was originally intended to be a performance piece.

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