Greenwood Lake Public Library hosts film festival to make the 100 anniversary of the Titanic disaster

| 29 Mar 2012 | 11:46

GREENWOOD LAKE — Kelly Corrado, coordinator of adult services, special programs, publicity and promotions for the Greenwood Lake Public Library, has lined-up the following programming to make the 100 anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912:

Film festival The “Titanic Film Festival” will be held throughout April . The following six films, including several documentary versions, will be shown:

“Ghosts of the Abyss” by James Cameron. Thursday, April 5, from 6:30-9 p.m.

“Titanic: The Definitive Documentary Collection – Legends of the Titanic” – Tuesday, April 10, from 6:30-9 p.m. Sections 1 and 2 will be shown: “Echoes of the Titanic” and “Titanic Remembered.”

“Titanic: The Definitive Documentary Collection – Legends of the Titanic” – Thursday, April 12, from 6:30-9 p.m. Sections 3, 4 and 5 will be shown: “The Story of Captain Smith and the Titanic,” “End of an Era,” and “Titanic Survivors.”

“Titanic” by James Cameron (Academy Award-Winning Film), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Thursday, April 15, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

“A Night to Remember” directed by Roy Ward Baker, based on the book by Walter Lord. Thursday, April 19, from 6:30-9 p.m.

“Titanic: How It Really Sank” by National Geographic. Sunday, April 22, from 12-1 p.m.

“Titanic” directed by Jean Negulesco (Academy Award-Winning Film, 1953), starring Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, and Audrey Dalton. Sunday, April 22, from 1-3 p.m.

Lecture/performance This commemorative programming will conclude with the historical lecture/performance program, “Titanic: Love, Life and Loss,” featuring Titanic Historian Denise Vanaria as Helen (Nellie) Andrews on Saturday, May 12, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Vanaria takes you back in time with “Nellie,” as she recounts her early life in Victorian society and later when she meets and marries Thomas Andrews Jr., the Titanic’s chief designer.

Vanaria appears in authentic Edwardian wardrobe from her extensive private collection. She is one of the largest Victorian/Edwardian clothing collectors on the East Coast. All garments have been hand-restored by Vanaria. She is consultant on Edwardian Fashion to numerous museums and entertainments.

A resident of the State of Florida, Vanaria has been active in the Titanic community for more than 20 years and has worked in film with Robert Ballard. She was costume consultant for the Broadway show, “Titanic the Musical,” and has worked many years with Titanic Historian and explorer, G. Michael Harris, at “Titanic, The Experience” in Orlando, Florida. Vanaria is also active in the Belfast Titanic Schools Project, the Nomadic Preservation Society, the British Titanic Society, and the Belfast Titanic Society.

Guests are encouraged to dress in Titanic theme for the program.

For additional information about Vanaria, visit This program is sponsored, in part, by The Friends of the Greenwood Lake Public Library.

Essential information Registration is required for these free adult programs either in person or by telephone at 845-477-8377 Ext. 101.

Young adults (grades 7 and up) are also invited to attend. Seating is limited; early registration highly suggested. Refreshments will be served at all programming.

The Greenwood Lake Public Library is located at 79 Waterstone Road in Greenwood Lake.