Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Now Screening

The San Marino Public Library recently acquired a "Public Performance Site License," which allows the screening of feature films for library patrons. Many times in the past, the library would like to have shown a film as part of a children's or young adult program, but was unable to do so because most videos and DVDs are licensed for "home showings only." The license covers the complete film catalog of most major studios, including Walt Disney Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Miramax, Dreamworks, Warner Bros. and others.

As a part of the "Stampede To Read" summer reading program for teens, the library will be showing a classic anime film by Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki is widely regarded as one of the greatest animators and directors in Japan. The movie is about a sullen 10-year-old girl who becomes separated from her parents in spooky, abandoned amusement park, and wanders into a ghost world. It will be shown Saturday, June 26, at 2:30 P.M. in the library auditorium. The movie is rated PG and admission is free.

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