Sunday, October 19 at 7 PM at the Albany County Public Library. Free pop and popcorn!
12:08 East of Bucharest (A fost sau n-a fost?, 2006): Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, as three men prepare for the Christmas holidays they wonder: “Was it or wasn’t it a revolution in their town?” 12:08 East of Bucharest was a surprise hit across Europe, where it was nominated and won several awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Film at the Copenhagen International Film Festival. In Romanian, with English subtitles. Running time: 89 minutes. IMDb rating: 7.4/ 10.
Sponsored by the Albany County Public Library and the Laramie Film Society. For more information about the foreign film series visit the LFS web page for ratings, reviews, longer synopses of each film and a schedule of upcoming films in this series.
Left, audience members begin to arrive and fill the seats in the ACPL’s meeting room.
Click here for information on the rest of the series. Up next: La Dolce Vita
Tonight’s film is L’Auberge Espagnole (The Spanish Apartment) (2002). The rest of the schedule is as follows:
October 12: La Dolce Vita (1960)
October 19: 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
October 26: Ringu (1998)
November 2: The Girl on the Bridge (1999)
November 9: Face to Face (1976)
November 16: Oldboy (2003)
November 23: The Dreamers (2003)
December 7: Kagemusha (1980)
For full details on the series including film ratings and descriptions, click here.
Last night’s screening of Dr. Strangelove was a great success and enjoyed by all. On the big screen at the Laramie Plains Civic Center’s Gryphon Theatre, the 50th anniversary presentation brought back the film in all it’s glory.
Thanks to the Gryphon Theatre and to all who attended!
Above, a shot of the movie as it played [exit sign on far right will give you an idea of the size of the screen]; below, attendees exit the theater following the screening.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this year’s poll of the best films of 1964. The screening of the winning film, Dr. Strangelove, is this Saturday, September 27th at the Laramie Plains Civic Center’s Gryphon Theatre.
Click here for the full info.
See you then!
The Laramie Film Society is proud to co-sponsor a screening of Project Cora at the Laramie Plains Civic Center’s Gryphon Theatre on Friday, September 12. A London Homer-Wambeam feature-length film, starring Sean Coyle, Bianca Coca, and Landee Lockhart.
The film is about: “An introverted AI software designer who falls in love with a girl claiming to be a robot running his software.” Get more information about the film (including a look at the trailer): here.
For a link to the listing at the Gryphon Theatre, click here.
Twenty participants voted for the Laramie Film Society’s poll to create a nominations list for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. The list of 50 films has been emailed to the LOC for consideration in this year’s picks.
Since 1989, the Library of Congress has added 25 films per year to the registry. They accept recommendations from the public each year. The LOC will be making their announcement of this year’s choices in mid-to-late December.
Below is the list of 50 films recommended by the Laramie Film Society for this year’s picks. Among the films garnering the most votes were: [first ballot] Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Princess Bride, and Willow; [second ballot] The King and I, Rain Man, and Fight Club. The list includes classic Americana with Harvey, True Grit, and Apollo 13; blockbusters with Ghostbusters, Batman, and Jurassic Park; and acclaimed works with Of Mice and Men, Strangers on a Train, and The Shawshank Redemption.
Laramie Film Society’s Nominations
for the 2014 Library of Congress “National Film Registry”
Of Mice and Men (1939)
Song of the South (1946)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Strangers on a Train (1950)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
The King and I (1956)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
The Birds (1963)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
True Grit (1969)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Harry and Tonto (1974)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
The Evil Dead 2 (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Rain Man (1988)
Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Lion King (1994)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
American History X (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Fight Club (1999)
The Green Mile (1999)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Laramie Film Society, the Albany County Public Library, and the Wyoming Peace, Justice and Earth Center present a summer series of movies that never made it to local theaters, as well as some classics, and films about peace, justice, and the environment.
FREE ADMISSION and FREE POP & POPCORN!
For more information about the series, including a synopsis of each film, ratings, and other information, join the LFS email list or see the LFS web page at film.laramie.wy.us. This web page also has instructions on how to join the email list.
Here’s the schedule for September:
September 7— Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006; concert film)
September 14— The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
September 21— The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
UPDATE: Voting is now CLOSED. Thanks for everyone who participated. The list is being compiled and will be posted (and emailed to the LOC) shortly.
The Laramie Film Society is accepting nominations for their list to be submitted for consideration to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Since 1989, the LOC has added 25 films per year to the registry. They accept recommendations from the public each year and this year the Laramie Film Society will compile a list from its members to submit.
If you wish to participate, simply pick 10 films to nominate by August 31 and email your list to the address at left. We will accept lists from the first 20 people to reply. You will then receive an email on September 1 in which to select the finalists, with a deadline of Sept 5.
Films must be American-made or American co-productions and must be at least ten years old (2004 or older) per the Library of Congress guidelines. For a handy list of some well known films not yet named to the National Film registry click here.
We look forward to your participation!