Library: Flower Drum Song Screening

Poster for Flower Drum Song (1961)Primary Care Connect in collaboration with Goulburn Valley Regional Library Service will hold their next ‘movie afternoon at the Library’ on Wednesday 11th December at 1pm, at the Shepparton Library.


Primary Care Connect in collaboration with Goulburn Valley Regional Library Service will hold their next ‘movie afternoon at the Library’ on Wednesday 11th December at 1pm, at the Shepparton Library.

We will be screening will be the 1961 classic “Flower Drum Song”, and a light afternoon tea will be provided.

This activity is completely free to attend, but seats are limited so please be sure to register by simply calling the Shepparton Library on 1300 374 765, to let them know how many people will be attending.

Overview

Flower Drum Song is a 1961 film adaptation of the 1958 Broadway musical Flower Drum Song, written by the composer Richard Rodgers and the lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The film and stage play were based on the 1957 novel of the same name by the Chinese American author Chin Yang Lee. It was nominated for five Academy Awards.

In 2008, Flower Drum Song was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Flower Drum Song became the first major Hollywood feature film to have a majority Asian cast in a contemporary Asian-American story. It would be the last film to do so for a third of a century, until 1993’s The Joy Luck Club.

What and When

Movie: Flower Drum Song
Where: Shepparton Library, 43 Marungi St, Shepparton
When: Wednesday 11th December at 1pm
Cost: FREE
Bookings: Call the Shepparton Library on 1300 374 765, to let them know how many people will be attending.
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