A weekly roundup of what else is screening around town.
(1957) (Shown on DVD): "Watch me run a 50-yard dash with my legs cut off." "I'd hate to take a bite outta you; you're a cookie full of arsenic." "Cat's in the bag; bag's in the river." Hear those and plenty of other snappy one-liners in this New York journalism expose, one of the most quotable movies ever written. The script comes courtesy Ernest Lehman. Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis star. A Thurs., Feb. 28, 7:30pm.
Free. Science Center, rm. 199. 500 College Ave., Swarthmore. 610.328.8143. freelibrary.org
(1995) (Shown on video): Part of the One Film, One Philadelphia series, this screening of Wu Ziniu's documentary should help elaborate on the background of Empire of the Sun, showing the same events from a different perspective. Swarthmore prof Haili Kong will present. (Not reviewed.) Fri., Feb. 29, 7pm.
30 Days of Night
(2007) (Shown on DVD): Vampires vie for space in today's zombie-crowded horror marketplace with this take on Steve Niles' comics about bloodsuckers who take their game up to night-plagued Alaska. (Not reviewed.) Mon., March 3, 7:30pm.
Free. 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. freelibrary.org
Critical Thinking: A Panel Discussion of Empire of the Sun
One of the many offshoots of the One Film, One Philadelphia series (check the site for more), this film critic-centric discussion features the Inky's Carrie Rickey, WHYY's Patrick Stoner, Philadelphia City Paper's Sam Adams and yours truly weighing in on Empire of the Sun. Louis Massiah of Scribe Video Center will moderate. Tues., March 4, 7pm.
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