Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

The Lunchbox: a Film by Ritesh Batra

Friday night January 9, 2015 was a historic occasion for the Thomas Ford Memorial Library, as we showed our first film with our newly-installed projection and sound system. This welcomed … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sapphires, a film by Wayne Blair

Have you been watching the British comedy Moone Boy on PBS? One of the standout characters is Martin Moone’s imaginary friend Sean Murphy, played by Chris O’Dowd. If you have … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cave of Forgotten Dreams a Film by Werner Herzog

In 1994, the timeline of human art lengthened dramatically. In fact, it doubled when three explorers discovered a wealth of ancient paintings in a cave above the beautiful Ardeshe River … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, a Film by Jon Foy

Image that you are walking in a city, like Philadelphia, Chicago, or New York. You have to cross a street. In doing so, you notice what appears to be a … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan’s vision of Batman has created a new trilogy that brought us back to a darker, grittier Gotham City. All three films, for the most part, have been highly … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ruby Sparks (DVD RUB E)

In this offbeat romantic comedy, genius author Calvin Weir-Fields is lonely and suffering from writer’s block. Calvin became famous at 19 after writing a best-selling novel, but despite his success … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Karen Cries on the Bus, a Film by Gabriel Rojas Vera (DVD KAR E)

Our final discussion of the season features Scarface (1932), Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. We have all imagined, if only for a moment, the lives of strangers. Most of … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · Leave a comment