2018 line-up for
|Local Hero (1983)
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
Hillsdale Public Library
509 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to view SF
and other genre related films.
Here is a small film to treasure, a loving, funny, understated
portrait of a small Scottish town and its encounter with a giant
oil company. The town is tucked away in a sparkling little bay,
and is so small that everybody is well aware of everybody else's
foibles. The oil company is run by an eccentric billionaire (Burt
Lancaster) who would really rather have a comet named after
him than own all the oil in the world. And what could have been
a standard plot about conglomerates and ecology, etc., turns
instead into a wicked study of human nature.
We began our theme of racing against time with a classic film noir, the 1950's D.O.A. The film
stars Edmund O'Brien as a man literally racing against the clock to save his life. He is
poisoned and must find his killer before he dies. A very well shot film, appreciated by the
|The Reivers (1969)
Our theme of It's Not the Destination, It's the Journey, was well represented by the 1969
adaptation of The Reivers by William Faulker. Steve McQueen stars in this Mark Twain like
trip. In turn-of-the-century Mississippi, an 11-year-old boy comes of age as two mischievous
adult friends talk him into sneaking the family car out for a trip to Memphis. An enjoyable
coming-of-age tale. The Reivers, published in 1962, is the last novel by the American author
William Faulkner. The bestselling novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1963.
The book will be discussed at Suspense Central on Monday, February 12. Almost all of the
attendees of the film continued the merriment at the Ridge Diner. The film held up quite well.
Enjoyable evening was had by all. .