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Boise Public Library Gives Boise a Show with Two Film Screenings

Thursday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and Jan. 19


The library in Alexandria, Egypt, was endowed to collect all the knowledge in the world, but somehow, it bequeathed to posterity the false impression that libraries traffic primarily in books.

Keeping up its mission to provide access to free knowledge and culture to the public the Library at Cole and Ustick will share two films this week that offer, if not knowledge, perspective and a bit of culture.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:15 p.m., eight-time Academy Award winner On the Waterfront (NR) will play as part of the library's Movie Discussion Group series. The 1954 film tells the story of Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando), a dockworker and former up-and-coming boxer hustled into collaborating with mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb).

On Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m., the library presents The Lorax (PG), the 2012 animated feature based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name, in its latest installment of Family Movie Matinee. In it, Ted Wiggins (voiced by Zac Efron), who lives in pre-fab town Thneedville, is on the hunt for a real tree to impress his crush, Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift), but the search for nature leads him into cahoots with failed industrialist The Once-ler, and trouble with the mayor of Thneedville over the last Troffula tree seed.

Whether you're on the lookout for some stunning golden age cinema or a flick to watch with the kids, the library is ready for you.