This month our favorite librarians at the 53rd Street branch library curated our movie night in the NYPL Takeover: Unusual Librarians edition. The librarian is a character that has been portrayed over and over in the same way. Movie critic Roger Egbert, captures it perfectly: “…young women who were earnest librarians, and wore horn-rim glasses, and put their hair up in buns, and never had any fun.”
Fortunately for us, our movie menu was filled with characters who push beyond this stereotype.
And the winner was…
1995 ‧ 1h 34m
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Stars: Parker Posey, Omar Townsend, Anthony DeSando,
FINAL RATING: 7 out of of 8 slices
Here’s what the teen audience had to say…
Every PaaM night, we ask our teens to give us their honest reviews of the winning movie. We then select voices that capture the range of opinions and critiques. Read what Layla (TRaC Star), Shanoy, Emmanuel and Novell (PaaM Newbies) thought about this 90s indie flick.
What was the overall message of the the film?
Shanoy: FUNNY, UNIQUE, INTERESTING
Emmanuel: FUNNY, ECCENTRIC, EMOTIONAL
Layla: COLORFUL, STRESSFUL, FUN
Novell: OLDER, CLASSIC, OUTLANDISH
What was your favorite scene? Bonus: Why? **SPOILER ALERT!**
Shanoy: When Mustafa came to Mary’s birthday party with flowers.
Emmanuel: The end scene, mainly because it was funny, emotional and interesting at the same time. It culminated pretty well and resolved the outstanding issues.
Layla: My favorite scene was when Mary conquered her fear/anxiousness against the Dewey Decimal system.
Novell: The scene where Leo met Venus because he was so flabbergasted by her beauty.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Why or why not?
Shanoy: I would recommend this because it’s hilarious and promotes women to stand up for themselves and push past stereotypes.
Emmanuel: No, because most of my friends aren’t into this type of movie. However, I would recommend it to an older friend into indie movies.
Layla: I would recommend this to a friend because it’s a really fun movie and I could see myself watching this in the future.
Novell: Yes, because it was very different than most movies that try to be like it.
Join us for the next FREE Pizza and a Movie!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1ST
How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:
Seating is limited, so you must lay claim to your seat & slice by selecting “Free Ticket- RSVP HERE” on the Pizza and a Movie event page at https://teens.artsconnection.org/paam/ Fill in your information and you will receive a reminder email the day before the event. Please let us know exactly how many people you’ll be bringing. If you have any questions, feel free to email Briana, Teen Programs Assistant at Successfully Encoded
PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event.