October Film Series

Georgetown Library

October Film Series

All the World's a Stage: Movies about Movies

Join us for free screenings of these warm and witty views of lives consumed by passion for film and theater. All movies start at 6p.m. in the large lower-level meeting room.
A poster for "The Purple Rose of Cairo"A poster for "Waiting for Guffman"
A poster for "Shakespeare in Love"
A poster for "Somewhere"

A poster for "Hugo"
Oct. 2 -- The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
PG, 82 minutes
Cecilia is a waitress in a run-down New Jersey diner. She goes to movies to escape the harsh realities of the Great Depression. Her favorite movie is The Purple Rose of Cairo. One day, leading man Tom Baxter decides to join Cecilia in real life ... by stepping from the film reel itself! Directed by Woody Allen.

Oct. 9 -- Waiting for Guffman (1996)
R, 84 minutes
An aspiring director attempts to whip a marginally-talented amateur cast into shape in time for a small Missouri town's sesquicentennial celebration. The off-off-off Broadway director Corky St. Clair pushes and prods a group of townspeople that includes a dentist, a Dairy Queen waitress and a car repairman. Dreams of stardom fill their heads when the cast learns that Mr. Guffman, a Broadway critic, will attend.

Oct. 16 -- Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R, 122 minutes
William Shakespeare has writer's block! The lovely Lady Viola, a passionate theatre-goer, is about to enter a loveless marriage on a Virginia tobacco plantation. When she dresses as a young man to win a part in Shakespeare's new play, romance blossoms and Shakespeare's inspiration awakens.

Oct. 23 -- Somewhere (2010)
R, 98 minutes
Johnny Marco is a washed-up movie star who hides from life at the Chateau Marmont hotel with a steady stream of painkillers and girlfriends. One day, his young daughter Cleo drops in for a visit. Her innocence and winning curiosity help Johnny see life in a fresh light.

Oct. 30 -- Hugo (2011)
PG, 127 minutes
Hugo is an orphan boy who lives a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl and the cold, reserved man who runs a toy shop, he is caught up in a magical adventure that changes his life.