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150th Anniversary Film Series - 84 Charing Cross Road
150th Anniversary Film Series - 84 Charing Cross Road

Thu, Mar 28

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Clark Art Institute Auditorium

150th Anniversary Film Series - 84 Charing Cross Road

This series of free film screenings will focus on the transformative power of books and reading and is generously funded by the Clark Art Institute. Registration not required - sign up for a reminder.

Time & Location

Mar 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Clark Art Institute Auditorium, 225 South St, Williamstown, MA 01267

About the Event

Williamstown Public Library 150th Anniversary Film Series

Location: Clark Art Institute Auditorium

84 Charing Cross Road (David Jones, 1987, 100 minutes)

New York City bibliophile Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft) writes to the London bookshop Marks & Co in search of some titles she has not been able to turn up locally. Store manager Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins) responds politely to her chatty letter, and over the course of two decades, a deep, long-distance friendship evolves. Based on Hanff's epistolary memoir and its later two-person stage adaptation, the film incorporates new characters, including Doel's wife, Nora (Judy Dench). The love of reading is a powerful bond. 

This event is free. Accessible seats are available; for information, call 413-549-0524

Williamstown's Public Library is grateful to the Clark for honoring the library's 150th anniversary by sponsoring this film series about the transformative power of books and reading.

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