Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Saugatuck-Douglas District Library presents the movie Black Narcissus

The Movie Black Narcissus
1947

Awarded by the British Film Institute to be one of the Best 100 Films of the 20th Century that were culturally British. The film Narcissus portrays a psychological drama of a small group of Anglican nuns who travel to the Palace of Mopu in the remoteness of the Himalayas in India to evangelize and teach the followings of the Church. Finding themselves seduced by the sensuality of the beautiful Shangri La surroundings and the men who are in charge of the area, old pre pre-church romances are thought about and temptation is tested. The subplot invites a romance with local Indian Prince with a lower caste dancing girl.

Written by Rumor Godden and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring Deborah Kerr, Sabu and Flora Robson.

This film won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography  also the Academy Award for Best Art Direction
Deborah Kerr also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress

This film is being presented at the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library at 7 pm. Admission is free. Free Popcorn, Courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
And while your visiting the area, please feel free to stay with us at our Saugatuck Michigan Bed and Breakfast, Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, we can help you find some great local dining and some hidden hideaways too.