January 24, 2017 | Patton
It's that time of year again! The Canton Public Library offers a selection of Oscar-nominated films, the books that inspired them, and the music to accompany it all. Below a a few of the nominees with more to come. Tune in to the live award presentation ceremony on Sunday, February 26th.
A divorced West Texas dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate money making scheme in order to save their family's farm from foreclosure.
February 25, 2016 | SuzyQ
Several of this year's Oscar nominated films are based on books which can be found in the Library's collection:
Film : The Big Short. Nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay.
Film: Bridge of Spies. Nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actor.
February 27, 2012 | SuzyQ
The Artist has become the first silent film to win the Oscar for Best Picture since 1929 when the film Wings won the award at the very first Oscars ceremony. For more great films of the silent era try some of these titles from the Library's collection:
Broken blossoms [videodisc] by United Artists — A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. There he befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father.
City lights [videodisc] by a comedy romance in pantomime written and directed by Charles Chaplin — A tramp wins the love of a blind flower girl and attempts to obtain money from a millionaire to help her regain her sight