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april, 2017

tue11apr12:00 pm- 1:00 pmLunch with Books: Wheeling Film Society (The Graduate)12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St. Wheeling WV 26003

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Join John Whitehead, professor of film studies at Wheeling Jesuit University, for a discussion of the film The Graduate during the popular Lunch with Books program.  Meet other movie lovers.  You can learn more about the art and history of film, too.

Noon, Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Ohio County Public Library

When Mike Nichols agreed to direct The Graduate, he thought, “That’s me.”  When Dustin Hoffman first read the script, he felt the same way.  Millions of others agreed. Title character Benjamin and his girlfriend Elaine Robinson became representatives of a generation of people discontented by materialist values and empty relationships.

We can discuss this film from so many angles! Anne Bancroft is the intimidating Mrs. Robinson. There’s the life-advice Benjamin receives, too. Let’s not forget the revolutionary use of Simon and Garfunkel’s folk-rock anthems on the soundtrack. And, in Hollywood blockbuster history, few endings are more ambiguous and thought provoking than this one.  Come experience “The Sounds of Silence.”  Then, we’ll talk.

About the Wheeling Film Society:

Oglebay Institute, Wheeling Jesuit University and the Ohio County Public partnered to form the Wheeling Film Society. WFS events bring movie buffs together to watch and then discuss some of America’s most iconic films. Screenings and post-screening discussions are free and open to the public. Movies are shown at Towngate Theatre. Then, conversations about the films take place at the Ohio County Public Library during Lunch with Books.

About Lunch with Books:

“Lunch With Books” is the Ohio County Public Library’s flagship program for adult patrons. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy presentations by authors, poets, historians, musicians and a variety of other people. Complimentary beverages are provided. These free programs usually start at noon on Tuesdays in the auditorium on the lower level of the library.


(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Ohio County Public Library

52 16th St. Wheeling WV 26003


Wheeling Jesuit University