Library hosting film, opera preview

BLUE HILL — The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library’s second-Thursday-of-the-month film series will continue on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. with “Network” (1976), directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Faye Dunaway and William Holden.

In this satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale discovers that he’s about to be fired due to declining ratings. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, he agrees to apologize, but instead he launches into an angry televised rant, during which ratings skyrocket.

The network then uses Beale to develop even more outrageous programming.

All films are shown free of charge in the library’s Howard Room.

A preview of Nico Muhly’s opera “Marnie” is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. at the library.

A live performance of the opera will be simulcast at The Grand in Ellsworth the following day, Saturday, Nov. 10, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

For more information on either of these events, call the library at 374-5515.

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