Film: The Importance of Being Earnest

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Director Anthony Asquith’s brilliant 1952 film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest. When Algernon discovers that his friend Earnest has invented a fictional brother to escape dull country life, Algernon tries posing as the brother and creates havoc. Starring Michael Redgrave, Joan Greenwood, and Margaret Rutherford.

Discussion to follow with SFPL Librarian John Smalley.

On Thursday June 1, at 6:30 p.m., please also join the Chinatown World Literature Book Club’s discussion of Oscar Wilde’s famous play.

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

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This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.

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