WLPL & the Bach Chorale Presents: AMADEUS
Wednesday, October 1 at 6:45pm
In the Library Elm Room
153 mins Rated PG
Winner of 8 Academy Awards, Amadeus tells the story of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as recalled by his rival Antonio Salieri. Shot on location in Prague, the film is a lavish spectacle of costumes, palaces, parties, and concerts. It also features sublime performances of many of Mozart’s most popular writing for voice including excerpts from the Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, the Marriage of Figaro, and the Requiem.
Free to the Public.
Live Music Fri. Sept. 26!
Inside Out Exhibit Comes to the Library
Local artists portraits now hang in the Library, a reprise of the Inside Out project sponsored by the Public Arts teams of West Lafayette and Lafayette and the Purdue Art & Design Senior Photography Class in the Spring of 2014. The show highlights local artists with photographs that show both "inside and outside" the Library's windows. The show continues through the Fall. Click here to read more: Inside Out
WALLA & Friends Present: Kind Hearts and Coronets
WALLA & Friends Present:
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Monday, October 13 at 6:45pm
106 minutes Not Rated
Set in Victorian England, Robert Hamer's 1949 masterpiece Kind Hearts and Coronets remains the most gracefully mordant of the Ealing comedies. Dennis Price plays Louis D'Ascoyne, the would-be Duke of Chalfont whose mother was spurned by her noble family for marrying an Italian singer for love. Louis resolves to avenge his mother by murdering the relatives ahead of him in line for the dukedom, all of whom are played by Alec Guinness. The great joy of Kind Hearts and Coronets is the way in which its appallingly black subject matter (considered beyond the pale by many critics at the time) is conveyed in such elegantly ironic turns of phrase by Price's narrator/antihero. Serial murder has never been conducted with such exquisite manners and discreet charm.