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Documentary: Casting By (2012, 89 minutes)
August 03, 2015
2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
A tribute to legendary casting director Marion Dougherty (1923-2011), who had an exceptional eye for talent and supplied big breaks for actors such as James Dean, Robert Duvall, Robert Redford, and Glenn Close. The film also explores how Dougherty helped change the way Hollywood cast movies as it moved away from the old studio system in the 1960s and '70s.—All Movie
Foreign Film: Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (Spain, 2013, 108 minutes)
August 17, 2015
2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
It is 1966 in Albacete, Spain. English teacher and die-hard Beatles fan Antonio decides to go on a road trip to Almería in the hope of meeting John Lennon, who is shooting a film there. On the way he picks up two hitch-hikers, Juanjo and Belén. This unlikely trio form a bond and decide to follow their dreams in hopes of finding their freedom.—Rotten Tomatoes.
Foreign Film: The Dinner Game (France, 1998, 78 minutes)
September 21, 2015
2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Comedies that rely on persons of limited intelligence to generate laughs range from the sublime (the work of Laurel and Hardy) to the questionable ("Dumb and Dumber"). In the case of Francis Veber's "The Dinner Game," the laughs are on the allegedly intelligent and cultured Pierre Brochant (Thierry Lhermitte), and not at the expense of the dimwitted Francois Pignon (Jacques Villeret). Francois is the innocent victim of an elaborate joke Pierre and his friends play, but when Pierre finds himself in need of a true friend, the ever-trusting Francois is his man. In Veber's skilled hands, this is a comedy with neither malice nor mush, just a witty examination of bourgeois pretensions.—All Movie

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Above Films will be shown in the Audio-Visual Room at the Cranford Community Center (220 Walnut Avenue). Free admission. All are welcome. Wheel-chair accessible. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

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