Monday, May 19From Dr. Strangelove to Lolita, few directors have inspired as much controversy as the late, great Stanley Kubrick. The Boulder Public Library Film Program is paying tribute to the man behind the camera, who died of a heart attack in 1999, with its ongoing Stanley Kubrick Retrospective. The film program will present weekly screenings of Kubrick's creative works, Monday nights through mid-July. Tonight's title is Paths of Glory, a 1957 World War I drama starring Kirk Douglas. The series is free and will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Boulevard; upcoming titles include The Shining, Spartacus and A Clockwork Orange. Call 303-441-3100 or visit www.boulder.lib.co.us/films for further information.
Tuesday, May 20While combat in Iraq might officially be over, patriotism is still flying high here at home. With that theme in mind, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of former president John F. Kennedy, will sign copies of her latest literary collection, A Patriot¹s Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love, tonight at 7:30 at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. The wide-ranging anthology includes such historical documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the happy-go-lucky words to "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and the dissident voices of Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Free tickets for the signing are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Call 303-436-1070 for details.
Wednesday, May 21Ten years ago this week, the nation watched in shock as the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, burned to the ground. Controversy still swirls around the ATF raid and ensuing standoff, and tonight the Independent Filmmaker's Showcase will feature a full-length documentary on that fateful day, Waco: A New Revelation. Filmmakers Mike McNulty and Jason Van Vleet will discuss their cinematic endeavor, which is narrated by former FBI special agent Dr. Frederic Whitehurst. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Rialto Theater, 228 East Fourth Street in Loveland. Brad Borst, a former Branch Davidian, will answer questions following the screening. Tickets are $5; call the box office at 1-970-962-2120 for information.