Friday, April 27, 2007

Johnny Depp comes to HBPL

Welcome to the latest blog that is being offered by the Huntington Beach Public Library. We have a Music Blog so why not a Film Blog! In the coming months I hope to highlight DVD's and videos in our collection, hopefully making you aware of the world of film outside the big blockbusters. That will be the main purpose of this blog but you never know what cinematic wonder may find its way to this film blogospere!
If you haven't heard, starting in May the library will be having a film program highlighting some of the "non-pirate" films of Johnny Depp. The event will be in Room C and D, which are down by the Library Theatre. Below is the blurb we have been using to promote this program:

Does the name Johnny Depp only conjure up images of “Captain Jack Sparrow”? If so, the new film program at the Central Library might just be the education you need! Starting May 12th at 2pm, the film program:
“Not Just a Pirate: The Films of Johnny Depp” will begin our journey in discovering the many talents, beyond piracy, of this amazing actor. Each program will include a brief opening talk about the actor and the film, a short trivia quiz for prizes and then on to the main event!! On May 12th we start with the film, Benny and Joon (rated PG). This 1993 film stars Johnny Depp (of course), Mary Stuart Masterson and Aidan Quinn. It is a poignant tale of Benny (Aidan Quinn), his schizophrenic sister, Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson) and the visitor (Johnny Depp) that comes between them.
The program continues on June 23rd with What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (rated PG-13), on July 14th with Ed Wood (rated R) and finally on August 18th we will be screening Finding Neverland. (rated PG). Come join us for an afternoon of film-tastic adventure!!

Hope to see you there and look for the next blog posting after the May 12th screening!

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