I first corresponded with Roger Ebert in 1990, through Compuserve. He responded to my many questions about Blade Runner, The Godfather and Citizen Kane.
Eventually I got to meet him in person and had the good fortune of attending several screenings with him, including a 3-day frame-by-frame analysis of Sunset Blvd.
In 1993 he contributed an autographed copy of his upcoming Video Companion to the media library.
The Great Movies Roadshow is an ongoing project, using the media library to share the great works of cinema through exhibition, discussion and conversation on social media, inspired by The Great Movies books by Roger Ebert.
Each exhibition is preceded by a brief introduction to the film, its historical significance as well as any key elements the audience should be aware of during the film. At the conclusion of the film a brief summary is provided with audience Q&A. We close with the trailer for the next film in the series.
Screenings are now being scheduled for the libraries of Plainville, Bristol and Avon.
In addition, films are provided to the American Red Cross in Farmington, CT for screenings by Apheresis (blood platelets) donors.