Movies & Music

HPL Movie Night

Big Eyes movie posterF for Fake (1975) with special guest Derek Gunn
Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00

In honor of the 100th birthday of Orson Welles (May 6, 1915), we’re thrilled to show this wonderful documentary he made in 1975, where he explores the lines between truth, illusion, and outright lies in the arts.  In his own inimitable style, Orson takes on a famous art forger, a fraudulent biographer, and even himself – perhaps his favorite charlatan.  In addition, as a special birthday tribute, local artist and researcher Derek Gunn will give a 30 minute talk entitled “Orson Welles at 100: Connections & Significance,” that will give an overview of his life and work as well as sharing some lesser-known facts about this fascinating film-maker and celebrity.  

Mr. Gunn is an independent researcher, musician, author and artist.  In 1993, he began researching oddities in Massachusetts’ prehistory and other anomalous phenomena from the Bay State.  He is currently working on Amazing Massachusetts which will be the culmination of this research.  Mr. Gunn has given talks at many schools, colleges, libraries, museums and before groups such as the NEARA and the Massachusetts Archaeological Society.

Not Rated; 88 minutes. See you at the movies! Snacks provided by HPL and HCAM-TV.

View the list of previously shown HPL Movie Night Films.

Movie Site License

The Library has purchased a public performance movie site license permitting the showing of a wide variety of major studio releases within the Library. Organizations wishing to show a movie for group viewing at the Library should contact the AV Department at 781-741-1405 x1407.

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