DOTHAN— The Troy University Library offers a break from the heat this summer with its free film series on Dothan Campus. The library will air classic movies Monday nights June through August starting at 7 p.m. Each screening will take place in Sony Hall, located in the Library-Technology building. For more information, contact Chris Shaffer at (334) 983-6556, ext. 1-320.
Summer 2008 Film Series at Troy University
Troy University Library
June 30, 2008
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Starring: Dennis Quaid
Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936. He gets a job at a movie theatre in Little Tokyo and falls in love with the boss's daughter, Lily Kawamura. When her father finds out, he is fired and forbidden ever to see her again. But together they escape to Seattle. When the war breaks out, the authorities decide that the Japanese immigrants must live in camps like war prisoners.
July 14, 2008
Starring: Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, and Maurice Chevalier
Come Celebrate Bastille Day!
Gaston (Jordan), the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress (Gingold) of his uncle (Chevalier) and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi (Caron). When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt (Jeans), who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, enjoin on him to become her provider and on her to accept such a golden opportunity. However, love adds a surprise twist to this delightful turn-of-the 20th century Cinderella story. *Winner of 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Music, and Director
**Added to the National Film Registry in 1991
July 28, 2008
The 11th Hour (2007)
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this captivating documentary explores the perilous state of our planet, and the means by which we can change our course. Contributing to this crucial film are noted politicians, scientists and other ambassadors for the importance of a universal ecological consciousness.
August 18, 2008
The Apartment (1960)
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray
Bud Baxter is a struggling clerk in a huge New York insurance company. He's discovered a quick way to climb the corporate ladder - by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. He often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits and one night he's left with a major problem to solve. *Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director (Billy Wilder), and Screenplay
**Added to the National Film Registry in 1994