- By Robert Norwood
- Posted Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Mystery Movie Series at Central Library
The mystery movie can take on many different forms. These movies offer a complex comedy/mystery and a sophisticated murder mystery satire with an all-star cast. Enjoy these great mysteries in the Central Library Auditorium, Monday nights.
July 26th at 6:30 pm
Manhattan Murder Mystery.Woody Allen and Diane Keaton become amateur detectives when they suspect that their neighbor might have killed his wife. 1993, Rated PG. Also stars Anjelica Houston and Alan Alda. Directed by Woody Allen. "In the hands of Woody Allen ...what happens is more or less what would happen in a 1930s novel about an amateur detective. But how it happens is more or less the way it would happen in one of the "Thin Man" comedies, where Manhattanites are stacked side by side in luxury apartment buildings where the walls are just thin enough to arouse suspicions, but too thick to permit proof." - Roger Ebert
August 2nd at 6:00 pm
Gosford Park. Robert Altman directs an all-star cast in this sophisticated murder mystery set in the 1930's in a British country manor. 2001, Rated R. Robert Altman gathers together a distinguished ensemble cast for a murder mystery satire set in 1930s England. The story takes place during an elegant hunting party weekend at a country estate. This party brings together different types of people stemming from an aristocratic family and their friends. The upper middle, and lower class guests range from a famous Hollywood actor, family servants and possibly ... a killer. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Eileen Atkins, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Emily Watson, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Derek Jacobi.