Money Madness Film Series

Money Madness Film Series

Date: Fri. 2 Oct, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Duration: 3 Hours


Movies are a fun way to expand how we think about money, its relationship to our lives, and our personal values surrounding it. Our October film series spotlights films that have a whimsical take on money or finances.

An introduction to the film will offer insights for audience members to watch for as they view these screen classics. Moviegoers are invited to stay for a discussion afterwards. Free refreshments and popcorn will be served.

Featured films include:

October 2: "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" One of the liveliest musicals of the 1960s, this film charts the meteoric rise of an ambitious window washer (Robert Morse), who, with the help of a simple guidebook, gets the job, gets the girl (Michele Lee), and gets the attention of the Big Boss (Rudy Vallee).

October 16: "Flash of Genius," the true story of an inventor who fought for the credit his idea deserved. Starring Greg Kinnear. [PG-13]

October 23: "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" A man and his wife (Cary Grant and Myrna Loy) decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think. Oh, the pitfalls of home ownership - without planning a budget! [1948]

October 30: "If I Had a Million" What happens when a few people suddenly receive a check for one million dollars? The results are intriguing and often comical, with Charles Laughton and W.C. Fields in starring roles. [1932]

The Money Madness Film Series is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association. For a complete list of workshops at Curtis Memorial Library funded by the Smart investing@your library® grant, visit

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