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Popcorn Sermon #3: Force of Evil

Sunday, July 15, 1:30-4:30pm . Members $10, Nonmembers $15.
Each session includes the film screening, commentary by JoAnn, and audience discussion. Tickets to each session are sold independently, but those who are able to attend all four will more fully appreciate the series.

This film’s got it all: rapid fire dialogue, dames in black, mugs with guns. But why did the Library of Congress chose this gangster film for preservation in the National Film Archives? Maybe because it’s the story of Cain and Abel, recast as brothers Joe and Leo Morse, who find themselves caught in the Force of Evil. Join classic film columnist JoAnn DiVerdi as she reveals the religious symbolism in this non-religious film noir. An audience discussion will follow.

POPCORN SERMON #4: Sunday, August 19, 1:30-4:30pm Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

JoAnn DiVerdi is a classic film columnist with a special devotion to those shot in black-and-white. Her columns have appeared in The Catholic Free Press and on the websites of 50 Plus CT and Mass Bay Film Project. She has a certificate of study in “50 Years of Hitchcock” from Ball State University and is conducting a film program in April at The Beaman Memorial Library in West Boylston on 1940s filmmaker Preston Sturges. She welcomes all to visit her at: https://joanndiverdi.wordpress.com and to follow her on Twitter @JoAnnDiVerdi.