Courtroom Dramas Featured in Spring Film Series

March 9, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library Spring Film Series kicks off on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. This film series will feature a selection of courtroom dramas. Some of the very best Hollywood movies contain courtroom sequences that are crucial to the story being told. The eight films in this series are centered on outstanding courtroom drama, including legal battles over a variety of newsworthy social issues.


The films, which feature well known directors and award-winning actors, will be introduced each evening by Charles Vahlkamp, professor emeritus at Centre College. There is no charge for admission, and free popcorn will be available. The film series will run on most Thursday evenings through May 5, 2016. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.


Due to licensing restrictions, the use of the film titles is prohibited outside of the Library. However, the descriptions of the films are listed below, and inquiring minds can find out what movies will be shown by either visiting or calling the Library. 



COURTROOM DRAMAS



Thursday, March 10
This 1947 film features a barrister who becomes involved with the woman he is defending in court. (125 minutes)



Thursday, March 17
In this 1954 film, members of a captain's crew challenge his authority when he starts showing signs of mental instability. (124 minutes)


Thursday, March 24
A science teacher is put on the stand for teaching evolution in his class in this 1960 film that re-enacts the Scopes 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. (128 minutes)


 

Thursday, March 31
In this 1992 film, a young, somewhat naïve navy lawyer takes on the Marine Corps in a court martial murder trial. (138 minutes)


 

Thursday, April 7
In this 1993 film, a lawyer must struggle with his own personal prejudices as he battles a wrongful dismissal case for justice in the courtroom. (125 minutes)



Thursday, April 21
From the streets of Belfast to the most hellish British prisons, this 1993 film recounts the true story of a man caught in the struggle for Irish independence. (133 minutes)


 

Thursday, April 28
In this 1998 film, a big-time lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he gets involved in an environmental damages case. (115 minutes)


 

Thursday, May 5
In this 2005 film, a woman takes her employer to court in this fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States. (126 minutes)


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Dr. Matthew Pierce to Discuss Living in Iran

February 15, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will continue with their Spring Program Series when they host Dr. Matthew Pierce as he presents "Living as an American in Iran" on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Pierce will discuss his experience living in Iran from 2003 to 2006. This event is free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.


As part of an inter-faith dialog program, Pierce and his family learned to navigate the unique and dynamic aspects of contemporary Iranian society. He will talk about what it was like to live as an American in one of Iran's most conservative cities. He'll explain some of the religious and cultural complexities of Iran today, and discuss the possibilities of American-Iranian cooperation in the future.



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Friends of the Library to Host Annual Meeting & Tea with Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation

January 27, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will kick off their Spring Program Series at the Friends Annual Meeting & Tea on January 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. The program will include the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of Charlotte Dupuy – Suing for Freedom featuring Elizabeth Dawson, and is sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council. This event is free and open to the public.



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Holiday Foods Around the World

December 7, 2015
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library continue their Fall Program Series on Monday, December 7th at 4:30 pm with a "Holiday Foods Around the World." Cook, hostess, and professor of anthropology at Centre College, Phyllis Passariello will discuss holiday food traditions from many cultures. The author of Eating Culture:The Italian Yankee Cookbook, Passariello has travelled extensively in Mexico, Ecuador, Western and Central Europe, and the Middle East, and brings her knowledge of international holiday cuisine with her.


This event will be held in the Community Room at the Library and is free and open to the public.




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Author Jane Smiley to Visit the Library

November 10, 2015
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library continue their Fall Program Series on Tuesday, November 10th at 4:00 pm with a visit from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley. She will be reading an excerpt from and discussing one of her many works. This free program, done in collaboration with the Humana/Centre College Library Speaker Series, will be held in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library.


Called one of the leading current American novelists, Ms. Smiley has written fifteen novels, five young-adult novels, numerous short stories, as well as non-fiction books. Her books include A Thousand Acres, Some Luck, Early Warning, and Horse Heaven. She holds a B.A from Vassar, and M.F.A and Ph.D. degrees from Iowa State University.



This event is free and open to the public.


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