The Hillsborough Classic Film Society is a new group that is showing classic, foreign and independent films once a month in Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.
At each film there is an expert speaker who sets the background for the film.
There’s also free popcorn and bottled water. You can bring a folding chair, which you might find to be more comfortable than the library chairs.
The films are from the Criterion Collection, which means that they are cleaned up and remastered, and the image on the screen is even better than image the original audiences saw.
It’s free to join the Hillsborough Classic Film Society, and members take part in deciding what films will be shown.
The first two films they showed were On the Waterfront and Paths of Glory.
Next up, on Sunday, November 25th, 2018, at 3 p.m., will be The Cranes Are Flying, an award-winning Soviet film. It’s one of the first important films produced after Stalin’s death and after the heavy hand of film censorship was lifted. It’s a delicate love story, mixed with a reminder of the brutal consequences of war.