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A day of Dickens is no slim pickins

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Oak Lawn public library will celebrate the 200th birthday of author Charles Dickens by presenting the following 3 movies free of charge:

  • Great Expectations (1946) -- Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. From the vivid pages of Charles Dickens' masterpiece, a humble orphan becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. Directed by David Lean; winner of two Academy Awards. Starring John Mills, Valerie Hobson and Tony Wager. Unrated. 118 min.
  • Nicholas Nickleby (2002) -- Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldhearted uncle. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer and Anne Hathaway. PG. 132 min.
  • Oliver Twist (2005) -- Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Director Roman Polanski's adaptation of the classic Dickens tale where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master. Starring Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley and Jeremy Swift. PG-13. 130 min. 
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