Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Year of Oceania Movie TODAY: Ned Kelly

Join library director Michael Martinez in Tarpley 213 at 2 pm for a screening of Ned Kelly. This 2003 film stars Heath Ledger and Orlando Bloom. Ned Kelly was an Irish-Australian bushranger (analogous to an Old West outlaw) in the late 19th century. Some saw him as a cold-blooded killer; some saw him as a folk hero.

This film depicts Kelly, played by Ledger, in a largely sympathetic light, as the victim of anti-Irish prejudice. Unjustly accused of attacking an officer, Ned Kelly and his friends take to the hills to elude capture and plot to clear their names.

Remember our ongoing "Year of Oceania" essay contest! All you have to do is read a book or watch a movie about the Oceania region from our library, or attend any Year of Oceania event. Then write a two to three paragraph summery on the movie, book, or event. Turn it in at the library to either Michael Martinez or Stephanie Olsen. The winner receives a sharp-looking "Year Of" t-shirt featuring the turtle logo designed by Stephanie Olsen.

A new winner is chosen each month. The deadline for our next contest is October 28.

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