Black and white film series continues

“Classics in Black and White, Part Five” will continue the popular black and white film series at the Jaffrey Public Library this fall.

This series will include movies from 1938 to 1998 running on Wednesdays from Sept. 11 through Dec. 18.

The series will open with the 1956 film version of George Orwell’s “1984.” This film stars Edmond O’Brien, Michael Redgrave and Jan Sterling in this cautionary tale of ‘Big Brother.’

The film showing on Sept. 18, “Sea of Grass” (1947), stars the classic pairing of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in a romance story set in the New Mexico Territory of the late 1800s.

Don Ameche stars as the telephone’s inventor in the 1939 film “The Story of Alexander Graham Bell.” Loretta Young and Henry Fonda also appear in this tale of the inventor to be screened on Sept. 25.

Mickey Rooney appears in one of his most naturalistic roles in “Young Tom Edison” (1940). Screening Oct. 2, the film also stars Fay Bainter and George Bancroft in the tale of a boy who reached for and attained the American Dream.

Spencer Tracy plays the grown-up Edison in “Edison, the Man,” (1940), which also stars Rita Johnson. This film, showing Oct. 9, continues the story of how the inventor got to Menlo Park.

The rest of the films in the series are: “Suez” on Oct. 16; “The Man” on Oct. 23, “The Cruel Sea” on Oct. 30; “Madame Curie” on Nov. 6; “Task Force” on Nov. 13; “Down to the Sea in Ships” on Nov. 20; “36 Hours” on Nov. 27; “Pleasantville” on Dec. 4; “Intruder in the Dust” on Dec. 11; and “Hell to Eternity” on Dec. 18.

All films will be screened in the library’s meeting room on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Retired Jaffrey educator Bill Johnson will introduce the films and lead the discussions afterwards.

For more information, call 532-7301, or visit townofjaffrey.com.

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