Library's August film series

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 3, 2007

Join Rowan Public Library as we celebrate five of the greatest foreign films ever made.
“Films Everyone Needs to Experience!” begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in August.
Aug. 7: “Un Chien Andalou” and “The Bicycle Thief.”
“Un Chien Andalou” consists of 17 minutes of bizarre and surreal images that may or may not mean anything. Screenplay credits include Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali for this 1929 shocker.
“The Bicycle Thief” (1949) is Vittorio de Sica’s emotional portrayal of hardship in post- World War II Italy. One of the greatest films ever made, the actors are not actors at all, but real citizens.
Aug. 14: “The Seventh Seal”
The late Ingmar Bergman’s fine 1957 view of a medieval knight who plays chess with the Grim Reaper, seeking answers to hard questions.
Aug. 21: “La Strada”
A man and a girl travel in a circus and develop insights into life in this early Fellini masterpiece (1954).
Aug. 28: “The 400 Blows”
Ride the French New Wave with Francois Truffaut and the troubled adolescent Antoine (1959).
Free popcorn and lemonade.
Most of these films are unrated. Parental discretion is advised.