Julia Roberts Lecture
Happy 50th Birthday!
- Date: 10/21/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Location: Smyrna Public Library
100 Village Green Circle SE
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY, JULIA ROBERTS!
"Introducing Julia Roberts, Smyrna's Superstar"
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Smyrna Library, Meeting Room
Open to the public and free of charge.
Refreshments to be served.
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Garlen
In 2001, the film "Ocean's Eleven" "introduced" Julia Roberts as an ironic joke; she was already one of the biggest stars in the world, with a Best Actress Oscar for "Erin Brockovich" freshly added to her shelf. Born in Smyrna in 1967, Roberts shot to international fame in the late 1980s and early 90s; her best known films include box office hits like "Steel Magnolias" (1989), "Pretty Woman" (1990), "The Pelican Brief" (1993), and "Notting Hill" (1999). We'll look back at Roberts' life and storied career as the four time Oscar nominee reaches the midcentury mark this October.
Jennifer Garlen is a writer and former English professor with a PhD in English Literature from Auburn University. She is the author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching and several other books. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama, where she teaches lifetime learning courses on literature, film and popular culture.