Join the Friends of the Blauvelt Free Library in a virtual discussion of a traditional night at the movies. Each meeting revolves around a cartoon, a short subject and a feature, all of which can be viewed online for free. Watch them before the meeting so you can chime in with comments. Program Director, Barry Koch prepares a PowerPoint talk each month with background info and trivia on the show.
December offerings are:
The Bear's Christmas (1974) 8 minutes, from the famous National Film Board of Canada.
"A down-on-his-luck bear hits bottom when he is fired from his job as starter at the local 'rat races', but still finds a spark of the Christmas Spirit in his lonely rented room."
Days Before Christmas (1958) 29 minutes, also from the National Film Board of Canada
A reality video filmed in Montreal records the hubbub surrounding the Holidays in mid-century North America.
Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (2017) 53 minutes.
A tribute to the many Jewish composers of great Christmas music includes performances set in one of their traditional Yuletide destinations: a Chinese restaurant.