Hickory – Join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library with WHKY film critic Joe Barrett to watch and then discuss a classic film inspired by a book. The remaining film of this series, A Night to Remember (1958), will be shown on February 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. After watching the film, Barrett will lead a discussion including some details behind the production of the films and about those involved.

The film, A Night to Remember (1958), is based on the 1955 novel of the same name by Walter Lord. This film was directed by Roy Baker and stars Kenneth More. It is a retelling of the RMS Titanic’s collision with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean during its maiden voyage in April 1912.

The facilitator Joe Barrett became addicted to movies in 1963 upon seeing From Russia, with Love. He had access to a large number of movie theaters in both NJ and NY, where he saw hundreds of films throughout the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Barrett was a Division Manager of 12 theaters and a drive-in for several years, worked as a production assistant and cameraman in motion pictures, TV shows, commercials, and even made Amos Famous in his first cookie commercial. He is currently doing weekly movie reviews on 1290 WHKY/102.3 FM which is in its 19th year and has interviewed many TV and film personalities. He has addressed the movie business for various Rotary Clubs and business meetings and resides in Hickory.

For more info., call 828-304-0500. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block. All library programs are free and open to the public.