"Understanding the Movies: the Art of Film" at the Chocorua Public Library May 6

On Wednesday, May 6, at 12:00 p.m., Chocorua Public Library will host the third program in its "First Wednesdays" noontime humanities series. Patrick D. Anderson, Professor of Humanities at Colby-Sawyer College, will present “Understanding the Movies: the Art of Film.” This program is being co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT). Film is a powerful medium, generating billions of dollars and untold hours of entertainment around the world. Understanding how films create and deliver ideas and how they shape and reflect popular attitudes adds to our appreciation of the cinematic experience. Increase your film vocabulary and have fun discussing movies together.

Patrick Anderson is a beloved teacher and passionate scholar of film, American literature, and Native American culture. He has written a book and many articles on film, reviews films on the radio, and lectures on the subject around the country. Anderson is currently the Gibney Distinguished Professor at Colby-Sawyer. In 1998 he received the Jack Jensen Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2004 was appointed as a George Washington Distinguished Professor/Scholar by the New Hampshire Society of Cincinnati.

Professor Patrick Anderson

The “First Wednesdays” series is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council (www.nhhc.org). “Understanding the Movies: the Art of Film” is one of over 250 programs and exhibits available to organizations statewide through the "Humanities To Go!" catalog. The final program in the four-part series will be American Quilt Traditions with Cheryl A. Savageau on Wednesday, June 3, at 11:00 a.m.

This program is open to the public free of charge. Participants are invited to bring lunch and a drink. Chocorua Public Library is located at 25 Deer Hill Road in Chocorua Village (one block east of the intersection of Routes 16 and 113) and is handicapped accessible. For further information, please call the Library at 603-323-8610. (Regular hours:  Sun. 1:00-5:00 p.m., Mon. 1:00-7:00 p.m., Thurs. 1:00-7:00 p.m.)