Every third Thursday of the month, a quaint group of people quietly stroll into the library. While most come alone, some come in pairs or groups; all headed towards the corner of the library, where the elevators end and you can look out towards the Post Road.They are all going to make a right down the hall to the Greenwich Library’s Cult Films club.
Held by Ed Morrissey and Everett Purdue, the club has been a success for one year. The topicality of ‘cult’ is everything from spaghetti westerns to strange success in film, to just the basic definition of cult: a large focused following.
While last week’s showing of ‘Repo Man’ fit nicely within the ‘strange success in film’ category, not every film does. “We have shown ‘Fist Full of Dollars’ by Clint Eastwood and underground genres like Primer, a time travel movie,” said Mr. Morrissey.
While many of Mr. Morrissey and Mr. Purdue’s choices are films from the Film Forum, they encourage suggestions from anyone on a film to explore. “If you have anything you want to see, please ask us,” said Mr. Purdue
If you want to check the next meeting out; or are a huge fan of James Bond movies, the next showing is February 19th where they will be showing ‘From Russia with Love’ considered one of the best bond movies ever, with Sean Connery’s role essentially securing a third James Bond movie and the many that have followed.
From Russia with Love (1963) The criminal organization SPECTRE seeks revenge on James Bond 007 (Sean Connery) by luring him into a trap involving a sought-after Russian code machine and a beautiful Soviet defector. With Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya and Daniela Bianchi. Directed by Terence Young (‘Dr. No’). Color. 115 minutes. Rated PG
Thursday, February 19, 2015