Friends of the Library Spring Film Series: Comedy Tonight!

February 28, 2017

The Friends of the Library Spring Film Series kicks off on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Boyle County Public Library. This seven week series will feature a selection of comedies that range from mid-century to contemporary. See how our perceptions of what's funny have changed over the years.

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 Thursday evenings through April 13th. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance at 859-238-7323.

SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS • Thursday, March 2
This unusual film is a comedy about a comedy. Set in Hollywood, this film presents the inner struggle of a big-time movie director.
(90 minutes; 1941)  

HIS GIRL FRIDAY • Thursday, March 9
This film ranks among the best examples of the screwball comedy, featuring the battle of the sexes and a lot of witty dialogue.
(92 minutes; 1940)  

BREAKING AWAY • Thursday, March 16
In this film, a local boy falls for a college girl in a college town that is dealing with inter-generational issues as well as town/gown rivalries.
(101 minutes; 1979)  

AIRPLANE! • Thursday, March 23
A man who is afraid of flying has to pilot and land a passenger plane.
(88 minutes; 1980)  

PRIVATE BENJAMIN • Thursday, March 30
In this film, a sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.
(109 minutes; 1980)  

CITY SLICKERS • Thursday, April 6
On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.
(113 minutes; 1991) 

BEST IN SHOW • Thursday, April 13
In this film, a colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.
(90 minutes; 2000)