As part of the “Novel Destinations” adult summer reading game, which allows adults to get prizes based on the number of books they read set in different countries on different continents, Dublin Library is pleased to screen the following movie favorites from different world locales:

June 25 – Roman Holiday (1953)  (118 minutes)

A princess (Audrey Hepburn) travels incognito in Rome to experience a normal life.  A reporter (Gregory Peck) discovers her ruse, but falls in love with her before his exclusive story about the duble life of the princess can go to press.  Audrey Hepburn wonan Academy Award for her role in this romantic drama.

July 2 – Bride & Prejudice (2004) (112 minutes)

A Bollywood update on the classic Jane Austen story.  Starring Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson, and Nadira Babbar.

July 9 – Notorious (1946) (102 minutes)

Alfred Hitchcock directed this thriller starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.  A beautiful woman with a tainted past is asked to spy on her late father’s Nazi friends in World War II Rio de Janeiro. 

July 16  – The Joy Luck Club (1993) (139 minutes)

The story of four remarkable Chinese mothers and their American daughters, whose lives are filled with love, tragedy, richness and magic.  This epic film is based on the best-selling novel by Amy Tan.

July 23 – Gigi (1958) (115 minutes)

Based on the novel by French novelist Collette,  Gigi is the story of a girl on the edge of womanhood (Leslie Caron) and the bored young playboy (Louis Jourdan) who falls in love with her.   in Paris during  the last years of the 1800s.     Maurice Chevalier sings the Lerner-Lowe songs “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” and “I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore”.  Winner of nine Academy Awards,  including Best Picture.

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