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Fairfield library showing free movie

Jun 09, 2014

The Fairfield Public Library will present a free movie Friday, with doors opening at 7 p.m., and the film beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The film being shown is based on the 2009 bestselling novel written by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter. It is the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history. The film is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by Franklin D. Roosevelt with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys — seven museum directors, curators and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 — possibly hope to succeed? But the men found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

The film is rated PG-13 and lasts one hour and 18 minutes.

See the library’s calendar on its website at www.fairfield.lib.ia.us for additional details about the free movie.

Organic popcorn and bottled water will be available.The donations for popcorn, water and the movie help the library renew its movie licenses.

The library’s license does not allow it to announce the title of the free film that will be shown.

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