******Saturday, January 21, 2017, 6:30 pm
The Wild Life, an animated film, rated PG
Times are good for Mak the parrot, Scrubby the goat, Carmello the chameleon and the rest of the wildlife that inhabit a tropical island. Their day-to-day routine gets shaken up when a mysterious creature washes up on shore. He’s a sailor named Robinson Crusoe, and he’s the only human survivor of a terrible storm that destroyed his ship. As the animals get to know their peculiar new guest, they find him to be a useful ally when two conniving cats try to seize control of their exotic paradise.
*****Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7 pm
Sennett, Chaplin, Keaton and the Art of the Silent Film Comedy
Film was birthed in silence during the first three decades of the 20th century. Patrick Anderson shows how the social and cultural history of the United States is reflected in the celluoid strips that captured it, especially as the art was developed by these three filmmakers.