Rochester Teen Film Camp

Film Camp Screenings: Final Projects
Friday, July 27th @ 5:00pm
Nazareth College Art Center, Room A14

Campers and families will gather to screen the short films made during the week of camp. It is an exciting opportunity to view the progress made by these students and a look forward to the future of independent film.

Funded in part by the Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation

Teen Film Festival Winners
Wednesday, August 1 at 5:30 pm
The Little Theater

Winning shorts by teen filmmakers from the greater Rochester area will be screened and honored. Join filmmakers, jury and families for an evening of good film and celebration of young talent.

For more information on the Teen Film Festival

Predict the Oscars Contest!

The Arts Division and the Media Department are having a contest this week to gear up for the 84th annual Academy Awards to be broadcast Sunday evening, February 26th. A ballot box is set out in both divisions for patrons to make their predictions for this year’s winners. To participate come to one of these locations and fill in a ballot sheet by marking one choice in each of the categories. The person who predicts the most categories correctly will win 2 movie tickets.  Second most correct predictions will win a past Best Picture DVD. And the third place winner will take home a book based on one of this year’s Best Picture Nominees.  The Art Division has a large selection of resources about the film industry. Our Media Department has many new and popular films on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Sunday Cinema @ the Library

Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? The Central Library presents Sunday Movie Matinee @ the Library beginning in January 2012. We invite you to an all-ages free movie experience in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch and Lomb Public Library Building on these Sunday afternoons of the following months:

January 8Transformers: Dark of the Moon [rated PG-13]

February 12The Music Never Stopped [rated PG]

March 11 – Alice in Wonderland (2011) [rated PG]

April 22Cars 2 [rated G]

May 6 – African Cats [rated G]

June-September – LIBRARY CLOSED

October 14Akeelah and the Bee [rated PG]

November 4Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock [rated PG13]

December 9A Christmas Story [rated PG]

Show time is 2 PM. Movie goers are welcome to bring their own snacks or visit our new Tim Hortons restaurant.

Vampires, Slashers and Zombies! Oh my!

We’ve added five new titles that are sure to scare the daylights out of you while, of course, informing and entertaining you. First up…

Horror! : 333 films to scare you to death /Carlton, 2010.

From Psycho to Saw, James Marriott and Kim Newman have compiled details of 333 key horror films including creepy black-and-white classics (Repulsion) to colorful splatterfests (The Texas Chainsaw Masacre)  from one of the most popular film genres for over a century. Next…

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Horror noir : where cinema’s dark sisters meet/McFarland & Co., c2011.[Table of Contents]

“Film historian (Paul) Meehan follows Tech-Noir (2008), which explored the fusion of noir and science fiction and fantasy, with an equally engaging survey of films that blend horror and noir elements. Film noir, he explains, took from horror its visual style—the shadow motif, for instance—and much of its thematic core (psychological terror, blurring the line between good and evil).”-David Pitt (Booklist) Followed by…

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Count down to terror : ranking the top 100 horror movies/Diamond , 2010.

This super-colorful overview contains over 600 rare visuals that pit horror against horror in the ultimate scary movie match-up. Screenwriter/film historian Gary Gerani presents and evaluates the cinema’s most celebrated shockers, from silent classics to today’s gorefests. And for the fans of suspense…

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Hitchcock, piece by piece/ Abrams, c2010.

The Hitchcock family archives have been raided for this new coffee-table book by Laurent Bouzereau containing rare photos, many never before published. Housed in pouches are fascinating facsimile reproductions of memorabilia and scrapbook-type items which offer a tactile, hands-on perusal.  Handwritten notes and family snapshots are just some of the mementos which frame the story of the inventor of modern horror’s life and work. And finally…

Universal Monsters: A legacy of Horror/ Universe Pub., c2009.

Michael Mallory’s visually stunning book explores Hollywood’s horror film characters from Frankenstein to The Creature from the Black Lagoon and chronicles the mythology behind your favorite Universal Studios horror movies from the 1920’s to the 50’s.

Contact the Arts Division to find out more about these titles and others like them!