And, we’re back. This time with Mike & Elsa.
Merrill Film Society
Wed., May 18th, 7pm — Brick
Wed., May 25th, 7pm — Go
It is official: Merrill Film Society will NOT be resuming in-person screenings beginning in May! Watch it on your own, and join Mike in the Zoom discussion at 7pm! Please note that the date for Brick has changed.
By popular demand our inspection of recent neo-noirs continues with Rian Johnson’s Brick. The film takes place in a modern world that is soaked-through with Dashiell Hammett-inspired dialogue, plot, and characters. Third Rock From the Sun’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the would-be boy-detective.
1999’s Go was Doug Liman’s follow-up to the surprise hit Swingers, and, like Swingers, it mined a late-nineties subculture for its setting and characters. “Artfully executed druggy flights of fancy include a hallucinatory macarena in a supermarket, a mind-reading black cat and a smart visual approximation of how it feels to be on the verge of throwing up.”
Both films are currently available on DVD at the library.
Watch the films on your own, and join the Zoom discussion at 7 PM. Email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation to the meetings.
Merrill Film Society is an informal gathering of community members to view great works of cinema with one another. Everyone is invited.
Singalong Story Time
Join Miss Mary for songs and stories every Friday morning at 10:15am in the MML Garden, weather permitting.
- Non-fiction (including special sections on Gardening, Interior Design, Home, Cooking, Travel, and recently purchased titles)
- Fiction (including new best-sellers)
- Audio Books on CD (fiction and non-fiction)
- Movies and Television on DVD
- Large-Print Books
- Periodicals (over 70 titles ranging from news commentary to popular interest)
- Newspapers (Portland Press Herald, Boston Globe, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post)
What will you read next?
If you’ve discovered a book that you like and are looking for something similar, try the following web sites for ideas:
- whatshouldireadnext.com This site lists other titles by the same author as well as books that you may like within the same genre.
- gnooks.com This site offers an interesting “Map of Literature” as well as suggestions of similar authors.
- GoodReads This site offers users a bookshelf to organize books they are currently reading as well as books to be read.
- NextReads This site offers users the chance to sign up for a weekly newsletter of reading suggestions.