PUBLISHED: 3:28 PM on Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Juneau Public Libraries launches new film series
Do you love quirky foreign films? Are you having a hard time reading subtitles on your tiny television?

If so join others for the first night of a series featuring films from around the world on a larger projection screen. The first screening is Friday, Jan. 19, at the downtown Juneau library.

Bring along potluck style finger food inspired by the country featured in the week's film. All screenings are free. Food is served at 7 p.m. with the film starting at 7:30 p.m.

A brief audience discussion will follow the film, time permitting. For more information, call Jonas at 586-5279.

Jan. 19 "Shultze Gets the Blues" - German

"It's never too late to re-tune you soul"

Schultze is a retired lignite miner living in an East German village and a passionate Polka musician on his accordion. One night he listens to a Zydeco tune in the radio, which changes his taste of music radically.

"Shorr's delightfully deadpan comedy debut blew away the German box office, and once you let yourself sink into its gentle'll see why." - Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly

Jan. 26 "The Dinner Game" - French

Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as "un d?ner de con.s" Everyone brings the dumbest guy he could find as a guest. Pierre thinks his champ -Fran?ois Pignon- will steal the show. This French farce will have you laughing yourself warm on a cold winter night in Juneau. Feel free to bring along your finest fool if you dare.