In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy in 1912, the Kearny Public Library would like to invite everyone to come see a series of films on the disaster. All films will be shown downstairs at the Main Library, 318 Kearny Ave., Kearny. Start times for each will be 2 p.m. Popcorn and light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. The schedule is as follows:
Friday, Sept. 14 –“Titanic: Death of a Dream” (100 minutes) This 1994 History Channel documentary chronicles the story of the Titanic, from its design and manufacture in Ireland up to its collision with an iceberg, including detailed accounts of its two-hour sinking and the rescue of survivors.
Friday, Sept. 21 – “A Night to Remember” (123 minutes) This 1958 film, starring Kenneth More and Ronald Allen, is a portrayal of the White Star Line’s luxury liner R.M.S. Titanic’s sinking from the standpoint of 2nd Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller, himself the most senior of the ill-fated ship’s Deck Officers to survive the disaster.
Friday, Sept. 28 – “Titanic” (194 minutes / rated PG13) A newly remastered edition of the Academy Award-winning 1997 film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, which chronicles the ship’s demise through the budding romance of a young man and woman from differing social backgrounds.
For more information on these or other programs, call the Main Library at
(201) 998-2666 or visit www.kearnylibrary.org.