There was a lot going on this year, but that didn't stop our patrons from enjoying the various offerings from our collection! Lets take a look at the most popular titles this year at the Meredith Public Library.
Can't make it to our event tonight? (World War II in New Hampshire). Don't worry, we have some great films in our catalog for you to check out and watch (all summaries are from our catalog)
The Rape of Europa (dir. Richard Berge):
"Adolf Hitler spent years struggling to establish himself as an artist before his political ambitions rose to the surface and he brought the Nazi Party to power in Germany, and documentary filmmakers Richard Berge, Nicole Newnham, and Bonni Cohen offer a unique perspective on how Hitler's aesthetic viewpoint may have affected his nation's actions during World War II. The Rape of Europa examines the artistic tastes of Hitler and his leading advisors, and how they looted many of the great museums and private art collections of Europe during the course of World War II in order to stock museums built during the Third Reich (and benefit the collections of Germany's leaders). In addition, Axis forces actively participated in raids to destroy artwork and artifacts from nations and cultures Hitler regarded as "degenerate," serving as a curious parallel to "the Final Solution" that left six million dead. The film features rare newsreel footage and photographs documenting the Nazis' obsession with art; Joan Allen narrates."
More movies, documentaries, and series under the 'read more.'
I am a huge fan of the 1940s-50s film genre Film Noir. I love the dark chiaroscuro lighting, gritty themes, and especially the alluring femme fatale! Now, I'm not an expert by any means, but I'm going to go through some of my favorites with you in case you want to start delving into the deep dark world of Noir.
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