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Library kicks off romantic film festival for February with Bogie and Bacall

Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Storm Lake Library Film Festival will return in February, this time heading indoors for four weekends of romance to coincide with National Library Lovers Month.

"Each Saturday in February, we will be showing a love movie," said Susan Stone, library director, who founded the film festivals.

"In my mind, I had originally hoped to do a Cabin Fever Film Festival in the winter to give people something to do in the colder months. But I got to thinking how much I missed the old drive-in days, so we actually started the film festival last summer with drive-in style movies outside the library building," Stone said.

The events were well-received, and she hopes to continue offering both a summer and winter version of the film festival each year, each time with a new theme.

Movies will be shown in the Witter Gallery portion of the library complex each Saturday night in February, starting at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The line-up features classics and more modern romance. See if you can guess the titles:

Feb. 4 - Bogie and Bergman star in an all-time favorite. You can play it again and again, Sam, and it's still great.

Feb. 11 - Olivia Newton John and John Travolta fall in love in the fabulous '50s, and poodle skirts are optional.

Feb. 18 - Tom Cruise's "Maverick" falls hard for Kelly McGillis in this 1980s pilot action flick.

Feb. 25 - Ending with a classic match-up of Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. They won't serve breakfast at the show, but you will get a dazzling classic story nonetheless.

"The movies have been one of our most popular items for check-out at the library, and we wanted to choose some films that people may have never seen, or haven't seen in a long time," Stone said.

The film festival is again co-sponsored by the Library, Witter Gallery, and the Greater Storm Lake Jaycees.

A concession stand will be offered with popcorn, soda and movie style candy treats.