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OLYMPIA TIMBERLAND LIBRARY PRESENTS: THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

February 23, 2024
The Olympia Timberland Library presents:
The Virgin Suicides
6:30pm doors / 7pm film
$13 GA & $10 OFS
Free Admission for TRL cardholders with event specific entry tickets
Special introduction by Library Film Club facilitator Zach Havekost & film writer and author Hannah Strong
With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, exploring the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. An adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’s highly acclaimed first novel, The Virgin Suicides conjures the ineffable melancholy of teenage longing and ennui in its story of the suicides of the five Lisbon sisters, stifled by the rules of their overprotective religious parents—as told through the collective memory of a group of men who were boys at the time and still yearn to understand what happened. Evoking its 1970s suburban setting through ethereal cinematography by Ed Lachman and an atmospheric score by Air, and featuring a magnetic performance by Kirsten Dunst, the film secured a place for its director in the landscape of American independent cinema and has become a coming-of-age touchstone.
Dir: Sofia Coppola / 1999 / US / 97 min

TRL cardholders can visit the Olympia or West Olympia library to pick up free tickets to the February 23rd screening of The Virgin Suicides.

About Hannah Strong:
Hannah is the Digital Editor at Little White Lies magazine and a freelance writer focusing mainly on film, television, and pop culture. Hannah wrote the book Sofia Coppola Forever Young, published in 2022 by Abrahms New York.

About Zach Havekost:
Zach has worked at the downtown Olympia library since 2013, and after years of haranguing patrons and staff alike about movies, he created Library Film Club – which is in its 6th year. One annoying thing about Zach is that he finds something to like about pretty much any movie. Another annoying quality is his incessant need to constantly provide a soundtrack to all of his movements throughout the building.

Film Club meets every second Monday and will discuss The Virgin Suicides at the March 11th meeting. Sign up for the Film Club newsletter to receive meeting info and movies suggestions from library staff and fellow Film Club members.

The Timberland Regional Library (TRL) provides access to a greater number and greater diversity of movies than any single streaming service, including many movies you won’t find streaming anywhere. With our InterLibrary Loan service, you can even track down obscure or forgotten movies beyond the library’s collection.

SCREENING: FRI 2/23 7PM

Tickets are available at the box office 30 minutes before showtimes.


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