‘Cult Films’ premieres tonight at Greenwich Library

Attention, cinephiles – there is a new film series, “Cult Films,” which will premiere with a screening of Roman Polanski’s “Knife in the Water” at 7 p.m. tonight in the Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium:

Here’s a description of the series from the library’s website:

“Librarian Ed Morrissey’s new monthly film series is devoted to bringing patrons classic cult movies from Hollywood, Europe and the rest of the world. Ed will begin each screening with a brief discussion of the film’s production and its influence over the decades. Both film buffs and ingénues are welcome.

“Knife in the Water is the directorial debut of Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby; Chinatown). This 1962 thriller focuses on a married couple who meet a strange young man and invite him to go sailing with them. Then the husband and the stranger begin competing for the wife’s attention and some unresolved personal issues begin to manifest themselves with possibly fatal results. Powerful, well photographed first effort by Polanski that’ll hold your attention throughout. 94 minutes. Black and white. In Polish with English subtitles.

“In the course of the series, Morrissey will cover a wide sweep of genres, comedies, crime noir, horror thrillers, musicals, spaghetti westerns, Hitchcock, Fellini and more. It’s these so-called fringe or over the top movies that Greenwich Library Cult Films, through the Library’s extensive catalog, intends to expose to a much wider and appreciative audience.”


Paul Schott