'Fahrenheit 451'

Banned Books Week film screening

Image of movie poster for Fahrenheir 451The West End Library will feature a special screening and a discussion of Fahrenheit 451 on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. in observance of Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28).

Acclaimed as a modern classic in the vein of Brave New World and 1984, this outstanding novel by Ray Bradbury is brought to the screen with all its vividness and imagination intact. Set in a future electronic age, all books are banned and firemen must keep fires burning at 451 degrees -- the temperature at which paper burns.  Julie Christie plays dual roles -- one as wife of fireman Oskar Werner and the other as a book-loving schoolteacher.   

Julie Christie, Oskar Werner
Universal Pictures; Directed by Francois Truffaut
Not Rated; 113 minutes; 1966

Please join us and pick up a copy of the novel by Ray Bradbury too!