Greenwich Library kicks off new monthly film series

Movie buffs take note, Greenwich Library is launching a new film series devoted to cult classic movies.

The program will kick off on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. with Sergio Corbucci’s classic 1966 Italian spaghetti western Django, starring Franco Nero. The movie inspired Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 Oscar winning hit Django Unchained and many unofficial sequel-in-name only one-offs.

In this grim, violent thriller, the title character plays two vicious gangs against each other while plotting revenge and stealing a ton of gold. The movie is 90 minutes long and is appropriate for mature audiences only.

Each month will tackle another classic film, and over the course of the series host and librarian Ed Morrissey will cover a wide sweep of genres: comedies, crime noir, horror thrillers, musicals, spaghetti westerns, Hitchcock, Fellini and maybe even a Bond film. Each screening will begin with a brief discussion of the film’s production and its influence over the decades.

The program hopes to expose classic and fringe films to a much wider and appreciative audience. All levels are welcome, from ingénues to film buffs.

Interested patrons can visit Ed’s Cult Films Blog, Greenwichlibrary.org/blog/eds_blog/cult-films/ “for some deep dives into the world of cult films and the new film series.”

This program is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information contact Mr. Morrissey at [email protected] or 203-622-7918.

The library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue.

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