March Film Series
Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:19pm
Join the excitement with this month's film series on espionage. We will watch two contemporary films and two of Alfred Hitchcock's classics. The more recent films are adaptations of spy novels by Robert Ludlum and John le Carré. All movies are shown at 6 p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room. Free admission.
March 5 -- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)
R, 127 minutes
London, the Cold War's feverish peak during the 1970s: George Smiley, a former spy, is called back into service. MI-6 -- a.k.a. the British Secret Intelligence Service -- has reason to believe that its ranks were infiltrated by a Soviet double-agent. The reluctant Smiley follows terrifying and dramatic leads from Budapest to London to find the mole. This movie is based on John le Carré's novel, and it is a remake of an earlier film version. Electronic copies are also available. Discover more works by John le Carré on the DCPL catalog.
March 12 -- Notorious (1946)
NR, 101 minutes
World War II: Alicia Huberman is a young German woman who falls apart when her father, a convicted traitor, commits suicide. T. R. Devlin, an American secret agent, is ordered to enlist Alicia's help. The plan is to spy on Alexander Sebastian, the head of a Brazilian Nazi party. Devlin instructs Alicia to seduce Sebastian so the Americans will have an "inside woman" to monitor Nazi activities. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
March 19 -- The Bourne Identity (2002)
PG-13, 119 minutes
Somewhere in Europe, present day: CIA special agent Jason Bourne is pulled from the Mediterranean Sea with amnesia, bullets in his back, and a mysterious bank account number. Shortly after the bank number takes him to Zurich, Bourne realizes he is being followed. He flees to Paris with the help of a mysterious German woman named Marie. Can Bourne re-construct his past before it catches up with him? Based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling novel, The Bourne Identity is also available in electronic and audio formats.
March 26 -- North by Northwest (1959)
The United States during the Cold War: A group of spies kidnap Roger Thornhill, a New York advertising executive, after mistaking him for CIA agent George Kaplan. Although Thornhill escapes, he must find the real Kaplan and clear up a misunderstanding. The truth is that Kaplan stands accused of murder. Following Kaplan to Chicago as a fugitive from justice, Thornhill is aided by the beautiful Eve Kendall.