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Exclusive vintage film projection in Library Auditorium, Thursday Feb. 16, 3pm.

This week we are featuring A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (1945) this THURSDAY at 3pm in the Library Auditorium.

This is a drama film about an Irish-American family living in Brooklyn around the turn of the last century. It marks the debut of director Elia Kazan. Kazan was a director drawn to sensitive social issues, class, race, poverty, and was hailed as a talent in working with actors.

The film was based on a contemporary novel that was written in 1943.

The film received two Academy Awards from three nominations, and was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2010.

Why we have this in our archive: No immediate connection to any of our collections in Special Collections. I think this is the case where the opportunity to have an excellent film came along and was not passed up.

Come see the film on celluloid and talk through some history.

After a two-week hiatus, we are back to watching films on film!