Monday, April 7, 2014

For Whom the Bell Tolls


The Newport Public Library will show the film For Whom the Bell Tolls at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8.

This 1943 film is based on Ernest Hemingway's 1940 novel set during the Spanish Civil War. Hemingway handpicked Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman to play Robert Jordan, an idealistic American teacher who joins the Republicans, and MarĂ­a, a woman abused by Nationalist soldiers.

The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Katina Paxinou won the Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

This movie will be shown at no charge in the McEntee Meeting Room of the library.

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