Library to host movie screening

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 11, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &8212; After a successful screening during the Hellman-Wyler Festival earlier this year, the Demopolis City Library has decided to continue its movie screenings with a viewing an early talkie.

Director of the library Lindsy Gardner said the

viewing of &8220;Devil and the Deep&8221;, the first in the library&8217;s Sunday Cinema Series, will feature commentary prior to the screening. She said it would also have a question and answer session afterwards.

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Both David and Frances Robb are members of the Tallulah Bankhead Society in Huntsville, which loaned the movie out for the program. This is because the movie has never been commercially released, thus it cannot be rented at a movie store or viewed on television.

What makes the film important are the &8220;young actors&8221; referred to by Gardner. The film showcases early performances of future award winning stage and screen actors Tallulah Bankhead, Cary Grant and Gary Cooper.

The screening of &8220;Devil and the Deep&8221; will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Demopolis Public Library with financial assistance from the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Black Belt Community Foundation.