Knitting of the Damned

Idle hands are the devil’s playground, but that won’t be a problem at this month’s Knitflix showing, even though the film is Village of the Damned. That’s 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.

“It’s not so much for filmies as it is for crafty people. They come, they bring their handcrafts, they can bring popcorn, maybe there’s some wisecracking during the movie,” says Simone Groene-Sackett, program associate for the Denver Public Library. “It’s an informal movie-watching atmosphere, for sure. It’s people getting together and crafting while there’s 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 you’ll have to bring your own yarn. For more info, visit www.denverlibrary.org/fresh.
Tue., Aug. 10; Tue., Sept. 14, 2010

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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