Summer 2013 Film Fest: “South Pacific” on July 17

South PacificSouth Pacific on July 17 @ 6:30 p.m.  Starring Glenn Close, Harry Connick Jr., Rade Serbedzija, Robert Pastorelli, and Jack Thompson. Directed by Richard Pearce, 2001.  Rated R.

Memorable Songs: Bloody Mary, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair, Younger Than Springtime, and A Wonderful Guy

“In a remake of the beloved 1958 epic we once again find young loves, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija), meeting during World War II in the South Pacific. The raging war is tearing them apart as they are affected by an interested cast of characters around them, including Harry Connick, Jr. as a more lively Lt. Cable and Lori Tan Chinn who makes the stiff character of Bloody Mary more accessible. The songs, several of which have long been classics, are made even better by lively arrangements and a new soundtrack. In this new era the racial theme, instead of being watered down as in the original, is handled with skill, taste, and directness.”

Click here to download a brochure of the 7-part film series.

Registration for each film is required. Please call the library (781-769-020,0 x 110 or 222) or visit the Reference or Information desk. Each film will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned Simoni Room. Popcorn will be served courtesy of the Bellingham Regal Cinemas. The Film Fests are made possible by a movie license funded by the Friends of the Library.

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