We've all heard the story of H.H. Holmes, the opportunistic killer who stalked the grounds of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. We know he killed hundreds of guests of his hotel using secret passages to dispose of the bodies. We've heard of the elaborate traps and torture devices he had built into the walls and basement of his famous "murder castle". We love Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City.
In 1986, Frank Miller cemented his place in comic book history with his new take on Batman, The Dark Knight Returns. Miller offered a reinterpretation of Batman that shattered the common perception of the campy Adam West Batman TV series, replacing it with an aging Bruce Wayne, broken by the murder of his parents.
Tuesdays, October 10, 2:00 PM & October 24, 6:00 PM.
Twice a month, the Modern Times Film Series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be the musical La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist falling in love in Los Angeles. Rated PG-13. 2h 8m.