The Saturday Matinee at the American Library looks promising
This Saturday, the American Library lines up an award-winning film and a documentary on the film industry, at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. respectively.
The first is “Driving Miss Daisy”, based on Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Hoke Colburn sits in the front seat with his hands on the steering wheel, but the driver's seat is behind him — where Daisy Werthan sits. She doesn't want a chauffeur and she won't give in. And neither will Hoke. The bumpy road they travel ultimately leads to the friendship of a lifetime.
“American Cinema: The Studio System” uses Paramount Pictures as a case study, and looks at the ‘factory system' perfected by major film studios in 1930's Hollywood. Actors Charlton Heston and Harrison Ford are among those who discuss the perennial conflict between industry and artistry, and the challenges facing studios today.