Fonda the focus of movie matinee series in Barrington


C—Spotlight—FondaGrapesJoin librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz for “Fond of Fonda: A Movie Lecture Series Saluting Henry Fonda”, for the next five Wednesdays. The series begins this Wednesday, March 6, with “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940), director John Ford’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning realist novel of the previous year. Fonda was the ideal actor to personify the resilience of the common man in Tom Joad. The son of a Dust Bowl sharecropping family forced off of their land, Tom heads out to California with his loved ones in hopes of a better life. The following Fonda films will be shown the remaining weeks: “The Lady Eve” (1941), “My Darling Clementine” (1946), “12 Angry Men” (1957), and “Clarence Darrow.” (1974)

WHERE: Barrington Public Library, 281 County Road, Barrington
WHEN: 2 p.m., Wednesdays, March 6-April 3
COST: Free
MORE INFO: 401/247-1920; [email protected]