Each screening will pair a film from 1969 with a speaker who will provide insight into the historical context and background of each film. All films start at 1:30 p.m. in Central Library’s Auditorium.
Aug. 31: Midnight Cowboy
Discussion with Andrew Wyatt, editor and film critic for Cinema St. Louis' “The Lens.” R 113 mins. MGM
Sept. 1: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Discussion with Joshua Ray, film critic for Cinema St. Louis' “The Lens.” R 104 mins. Columbia
Sept. 7: The Learning Tree
Discussion with Kenya Vaughn, entertainment and website editor for the “St. Louis American.” PG 107 min. Warner Bros.
Sept. 8: Easy Rider
Discussion with Diane Carson, film critic for KDHX and professor emerita of film at St. Louis Community College at Meramec. R 44 mins. Columbia
Sept. 14: The Wild Bunch
Discussion with W.K. Stratton, author of “The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film.” Book signing follows. R 145 mins. Warner Bros.
Books available for purchase courtesy of Left Bank Books.
Sept. 15: Women in Love
Discussion with James Scott, professor emeritus of English and director emeritus of film studies at Saint Louis University. R 145 mins. Warner Bros.