Bunny Lake is Missing
Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, 2 p.m. Sunday
Otto Preminger's 1965 psychological mystery, shot in widescreen black-and-white, stars Carol Lynley as a woman who reports her 5-year-old missing from a London nursery school. Laurence Olivier is the police inspector on the case and the Zombies are on TV (singing "Just Out of Reach") in this cool, ahead-of-its-time thriller. Also in the cast: Keir Dullea and Noel Coward.
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Flicker: Your Brain on Movies
Jeffrey M. Zacks, Oxford University Press, 360 pp, $26.95
Zacks, a psychology professor at Washington University in St. Louis, starts his perceptive, passionate examination of how we watch movies with a gem of a Martin Scorsese quote: "Whenever I hear people dismiss movies as 'fantasy' and make a hard distinction between film and life, I think to myself that it's just a way of avoiding the power of cinema. Of course it's not life - it's the invocation of life, it's in an ongoing dialogue with life." Science and cinema converge in Zacks' ambitious tome, about how the mind processes the moving pictures on a screen.