Biloxi Blues is a movie based on Neil Simon's play of the same name, a semi-autobiographical story of Army boot camp recruits during World War II. The play is part two of Neil Simon's Eugene Trilogy, which also includes Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound. The role of Eugene was played by Matthew Broderick on Broadway, and Broderick also stars in the movie version, which was directed by Mike Nichols.
Egypt looms large in the news this month, with former President Hosni Mubarak on trial and important Egyptian presidential elections coming this October or November, so the Chevy Chase Branch Library is featuring a display to help you get to know Egypt's capital city better. Come by during the month of August to learn a little more about the sprawling metropolis of Cairo. View a video preview of the display.
The Chevy Chase Branch Library will be showing all three of the Three Colors Trilogy films by Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski in July. The three films represent the three colors of the French flag: blue, white and red. The story of each film is loosely based upon one of the political ideals of the motto of the French republic: liberty, equality, fraternity.
This Friday, June 17, at 1 p.m., read Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stenn Stryer. Told in American Sign Language for the hearing impaired, this story follows Kami, a deaf Sherpa boy, and his family as they carve out a life for themselves guiding families up the mountain on yaks.