February is Jules Verne month at the library. Jules Verne, sometimes referred to as “The Father of Science Fiction,” was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
The Nashville Public Library will feature two free movies that will be shown with the library’s digital projector. Popcorn is provided free of charge, but there is a nominal charge of $.50 for soft drinks and bottled water. Children under 12 must be accompanied by parents or an adult for the duration of the show. For further information, please call the library at 327-3827.
February movies include:
Thurs., Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 2008 fantasy adventure film starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, and Anita Briem. It is not considered a sequel or a remake of the 1959 movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth. It was followed by Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Volcanologist Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) discovers that a dormant volcano in Iceland is showing signs of activity. He travels with his nephew, Sean (Josh Hutcherson) to Iceland to investigate. This sets off a series of adventures that makes the characters question whether the works of Jules Verne were actually fact, not fiction.
Thurs., Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film is based upon Jules Verne’s 1868 adventure novel Captain Grant’s Children. The expedition sails halfway around the world to both South America and New Zealand, respectively. The party suffers many assorted perils including an earthquake, a flood, a fire, an attack by a giant condor, and an erupting volcano before finding and rescuing the sea captain.
Jules Verne Movie Month At
Nashville Public Library