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Darien Library Series on Four Legendary Film Directors Starts Tuesday, Feb 13

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Come to Darien Library for a four-week series of presentations on the works of legendary film directors Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Ida Lupino and Akira Kurosawa. The lectures take place the next four Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room. — an announcement from Darien Library

The presenter, Max Alvarez is an author, film historian, and speaker on world cinematic culture. A former visiting scholar for The Smithsonian Institution and museum film curator, Max currently teaches film history for John Jay College’s continuing education program, Sundays at JASA, in Manhattan. He is author of The Crime Films of Anthony Mann (University Press of Mississippi) and a major contributor to Thornton Wilder/New Perspectives (Northwestern University Press).