Film Critic Richard Alleva returns this fall with his series “Flops Into Classics: How 3 Box Office Failures Became Cherished Movies.” The first movie, The Sweet Smell of Success, will be shown on Wednesday, September 10 at 1:00 pm in the Meriden Public Library Griffin Room. With this first film, who could resist the New York of this noir classic with prowling squad cars, conniving agents, and vulnerable showgirls? Well, the audiences of 1957 could. The movie stars Burt Lancaster as a Broadway gossip columnist, and Tony Curtis as an ingratiating black mailing press agent.
The second film, Vertigo, will be shown on Wednesday, October 8 at 1:00 pm.
The third film, It’s a Wonderful Life, will be shown on Wednesday, November 12 at 1:00 pm.
This program is cosponsored by the Castle Craig Adult Learning Center. All are welcome to this free program. To reserve a seat, contact the Community Services Department at (203) 630-6349, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.meridenlibrary.org and sign up through the adult calendar.