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BYU Library Film Series

November 2022

Library Film Series

Join us Next Friday at 7:00 pm

The African Queen (1951)

This film is said to be the inspiration for Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise ride, which lead to the 2021 Jungle Cruise film.
All of it comes from a novel by C. S. Forester.
Katharine Hepburn plays a missionary who’s brother is killed in WWI Africa. A steamer captain, played by Humphrey Bogart, offers her passage to safety.
She’s not interested in hiding out and convinces him to attack the enemy.

The African Queen was selected for preservation in the United States National FilmRegistry in 1994.

November 11 marks the 104th anniversary of the WWI armistice.

105 minutes

December 2

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

We’re celebrating the 70th anniversary of this great film. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era–paired with the beautiful, jealous and dumb Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures, audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time–and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice. Set during the advent of “talkies,” this film’s classic song-and-dance numbers celebrate the beginning of movie musicals.

After viewing the film we encourage everyone to visit the Roaring Twenties exhibition that will be located on level 3 (the main floor) of the library.

103 minutes

All films will start at 7:00 pm
in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium
on level 1 of the library.