Monday, June 04, 2012
During the month of June, Jordan Fry & Priscilla Brett of Greyborders Press have again arranged The Niagara Literary Arts Festival, a series of events around the Niagara Peninsula promoting local literary talent. Our library is pleased to once again participate in this Festival including tonight's (Monday June 4th) Philosopher's café at 7 p.m. on the theme of The Literary Canon - Good vs. Bad Literature. Do you have thoughts on what the characteristics are of “good literature” and who should determine what that is? What is more important: readability or literary merit? All are invited to join in the discourse at 7pm in the Rosberg Gallery.
In addition, this Saturday, June 9th, from 12 -5 p.m. in the LaMarsh Room “A Book Affair” will be held with a variety of presses, artists, and authors in attendance. Books will be available for sale and signing. Author readings will also be held on June 6th and June 21st in the Rosberg Gallery. Visit the Greyborders website at www.greyborders.com for details of these and many other fine events taking place as part of the Festival.
Box Office Tuesday at the Chippawa branch library for June 5th will feature the 2011 French film “A Monster in Paris” which made its Canadian debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (for kids) last year. The film, directed by Bibo Bergeron (Road to El Dorado and Shark Tale), became a critical and commercial success in its native France and internationally as well. This amiable family animation set in Paris, 1910, shares some similar themes and settings with the successful Martin Scorsese film, Hugo. Having unintentionally unleashed a mysterious monster from an eccentric scientist’s greenhouse, Emile the projectionist, Raoul the inventor and Lucille, the enchanting cabaret singer who captivates the beast, embark on this laugh-out-loud adventure. Originally titled Un Monstre à Paris, it has now been redubbed by English-speaking performers including Sean Lennon in the role of Francoeur. Vanessa Paradis a French singer, model and actress plays the lead, in both the French and English versions. ... Matthieu Chedid is also a French rock singer-songwriter and guitar player and wrote the music and soundtrack. Brilliantly crafted animation, action, comedy, romance and catchy musical numbers make this an unforgettable family favourite. The rating is G and showtime is at 6pm.
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