Friday Night Flicks honor Leonard

Sep 02, 2013
Dewy-eyed Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney star in the slick and sexy “In Out Of Sight.”

Belfast — Novelist Elmore Leonard died Aug. 20 at age 87. In September, Friday Night Flicks, the downtown Belfast Free Library's free film series, will honor his passing with four films based on his work. All will be shown in the Abbott Room at 7 p.m. and are free of charge.

“In Out Of Sight,” on Sept. 6, George Clooney stars as a slick bank robber and Jennifer Lopez as a federal agent who engage in a dangerous cat and mouse game. Does she pursue him out of love or is she setting him up for a fall? Don Cheadle and Albert Brooks also star.

The Sept. 13 feature is “52 Pick-Up.” When blackmailers target a wealthy businessman, played by Roy Scheider, they bite off more than they can chew. He decides that, rather than pay them or call the police, he will turn the tables and take them on at their own game.

John Travolta stars in “Get Shorty,” screened on Sept. 20, as a Miami loan shark who is sent to Las Vegas to collect an unpaid debt. When he gets out west, he becomes entangled in a racket even more corrupt than organized crime — Hollywood.

While Leonard was best known for his crime novels, he also wrote many fine Westerns. In “3:10 to Yuma,” based on one of his short stories, Christian Bale plays a poor rancher who helps capture a notorious outlaw, played by Russell Crowe, and deliver him to justice, through dangerous country, pursued by both outlaws and Apaches. “3:10 To Yuma” will be shown on Sept. 27.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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