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Free Film Screening & Discussion With Ralph DeLauro

The free monthly film series sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library continues with the screening of another classic film in the new miniseries,"Out of the Shadows: The Mystery Thriller," on Wednesday, October 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

This month’s critically acclaimed film, which we are not permitted to name, is considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time. Starring Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard and Orson Welles, this celebrated 1949 British feature received the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, the British Academy Award for Best Film, and an Academy Award for Best Black and White Cinematography. The recording of its theme music topped the popular music charts.

Ralph DeLauro, co-founder of Cinema Under The Stars and founder of the Central Library’s film series, a virtual fount of film knowledge—ever animated and entertaining, introduces each film with interesting facts and “juicy gossip,” just enough to set the stage.

Following the screening, he moderates a discussion with the audience focusing on the techniques used by the filmmaker to tell his story. Mr. DeLauro, who has also taught film appreciation classes through the SDSU extension and the OASIS program, says, “We would like the filmgoers to appreciate what lies behind the surface story—the construction of the film and how it was put together for emotional impact.”

Location: Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center is located at 10301 Scripps Lake Drive. Overflow parking is available on Meanley Drive off Scripps Ranch Blvd. (Google Maps)

For more information, visit or call (858) 538-8158. This film series is intended for adults and teens. We hope to see you at the movies!

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Exterior image of SDPL Scripps Ranch Branch Library.

Above: Exterior image of SDPL Scripps Ranch Branch Library.


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