Idle hands are the devils playground, but that wont be a problem at this months Knitflix showing, even though the film is Village of the Damned. Thats because the whole idea of Knitflix is to work on your knitting (or embroidery, latchhook or what have you) while watching a fun film that facilitates a bit of socialization on the side.
Its not so much for filmies as it is for crafty people. They come, they bring their handcrafts, they can bring popcorn, maybe theres some wisecracking during the movie, says Simone Groene-Sackett, program associate for the Denver Public Library. Its an informal movie-watching atmosphere, for sure. Its people getting together and crafting while theres something up there on the screen.
Village of the Damned, a 1960 film about a brood of mysterious children with supernatural powers, was chosen for its back-to-school theme and because it seemed hard to take too seriously. We really enjoy showing old movies more so than contemporary movies, because of the whole slightly campy factor of them, says Groene-Sackett.
Catch Village of the Damned and catch up on your crafting tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Level 1 Fresh City Lounge in the Central Library, 10 West 14th Parkway. Admission is free, but youll have to bring your own yarn. For more info, visit www.denverlibrary.org/fresh.
Tue., Aug. 10; Tue., Sept. 14, 2010