A Hard Day’s Night (1964) at the Great Movies Series

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There’s something about watching the Beatles in A Hard Day’s Night that dispels anxiety, negativity, or just plain bad moods. In this the third year of our Great Movies series at the Severna Park Library, I don’t know when I’ve seen a more relaxed group, folks that were clearly enjoying themselves in this wonderful time capsule.

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The Night of the Hunter (1955) at the Great Movies Library Series

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Thanks to all who came out to our Great Movies event at the Severna Park Library last night as we watched and discussed Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter. Nearly half the audience had seen the film before, so when they noticed that I’d had a co-worker write LOVE and HATE on my fingers with a Sharpie, they understood the reference.

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Your Help Needed! Which Movie Should I Show???

I have a movie decision to make so I thought I’d ask my readers. At the library where I work, I’m planning several events leading up to Veterans Day (November 11) culminating in a Veterans Day movie. We can choose most movies from Movie Licensing USA and there are several good ones in that database. (Unfortunately my top choice, The Best Years of Our Lives, is not on that list.)

I’ve narrowed my choices down to two: Battleground (1949) and They Were Expendable (1945). I like them both, I think they would both be good films to show to honor our veterans, but I’m really having trouble deciding which one to screen. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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