Friday, March 26, 2010


The newly formed South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), in partnership with the South Pasadena Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Library, will present a free screening of the critically-acclaimed 2009 film, “Bright Star,” on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the South Pasadena Library.

Directed by Academy Award winning Jane Campion, “Bright Star” depicts the secret romance between 19th century poet John Keats and the love of his short life, Fanny Brawne. With its stunning images and evocative score, critics have called this PG-rated film about poetry and love a visual poem in itself.

Following the screening, actor Paul Schneider (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” “Lars and the Real Girl”), who received the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Bright Star,” will give a behind-the-scenes talk about the making of the film and working with director Campion.

The Community Room of the South Pasadena Library is located at 1115 El Centro St. Admission is free, but donations to SPARC are encouraged to fund future events.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Margo Newman, South Pasadena Arts Council Co-chair of SPARC Media Events, at or call the Fremont Centre Theatre at 626.441.5977


  1. Ooh, sounds fun! Thanks for the info.