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October 24, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
(1934 / b&w / 79 min.) The Based on the Book film series is offered at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in January, April, July, & October. After each film, you are invited to stay for an informal discussion under the auspices of the evening's host.
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (opens off the front porch after library hours)
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Free, sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood Libraries.
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6:30 p.m., Eureka Library Film Series, Death Takes a Holiday

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Based on the play by Alberto Casella. Hosted by Michael Cooley. After years of questioning why people fear him, Death takes on human form for three days so that he can mingle among mortals and find an answer. When he unexpectedly falls in love with the beautiful young Grazia, Death must decide whether to seek his own happiness and keep her with him, or sacrifice it so that Grazia may live. Starring Fredric March, Evelyn Venable, and Guy Standing. Directed by Mitchell Leisen.

Four Witches & a Funeral, the Based on the Book Film Series for October.
Handsome young Death, in black bow tie & neatly parted hair, kisses Grazia.
No one can die while he makes love.

Note: the film image above is copyright Paramount Pictures, and is used here legally in accordance with a contract allowing the library to host a public showing of the film.