Summer Film Festival at the Essex Library

July 24, 2010

Join us on Thursday evenings at 6:30 as we celebrate the art of film with a selection you’re sure to enjoy. Call the Library for more information.

July 29th: The Rolling Stones: Stones In Exile In the spring of 1971, the Rolling Stones departed the UK to take up residence in France as tax exiles. Keith Richards settled at a villa called Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer and this became the venue for the recording of much of the band’s masterpiece Exile On Main Street. Stones In Exile tells the story in the band’s own words and through extensive archive footage; a major sensation at Cannes this year.
August 12th: Lightning In A Bottle: Part concert, part history lesson, part summit meeting, and all blues, Lightning in a Bottle puts a bright spotlight on this quintessential American music. A mind-boggling array of musicians perform, including B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Solomon Burke, Keb’ Mo’, Macy Gray, the Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, and John Fogerty.
August 19th: Herb And Dorothy: This fascinating art-centric documentary traces the collecting careers of Herb & Dorothy Vogel, a postal worker and librarian,  who in the 1960’s began purchasing the works of unknown artists – who went on to become among the most celebrated artists of the 20th century.

August  26th: Vincere: Acclaimed Italian director Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket; Devil in the Flesh) delivers his boldest work yet, an audacious, visually stunning film that the Village Voice calls a stylistic knockout about fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and the woman he loved, scorned, denounced and then wrote out of history.


One Response to “Summer Film Festival at the Essex Library”

  1. Jenny Says:

    No VINCERE – PERSEPOLIS is the new, last film (VINCERE too spicy for the Library).

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