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                                                          June Events (events listed in date order)

Who dunnit?
This month we investigate MYSTERY.  All things mystery:  books, movies, TV series and more.   Who
Dunnit?  Everyone loves a good mystery - the solved, the unsolved, the curious, the mysterious and the
seemingly impossible.

  •   That's Science Fiction! - Without A Clue (1988),Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7pm, Hillsdale
             Library, Hillsdale, NJ
  •   Drawing A Crowd - Who Dunnit?, Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 7pm, Hawthorne Library,           
    Hawthorne, NJ
  •   Face the Fiction - Murder By Death (1976) & The Cheap Detective (1978), Saturday, June  
    11, 2016, 1pm, Hillsdale Library, Hillsdale, NJ
  •   Suspense Central -  A June of Ordinary Murders by Conor Brady, Monday, June 13, 2016, 8pm,
            Panera, 770 Rt. 17 North, Paramus, NJ 07652
  •   Films to Come - Movie/TV discussion, Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:30 pm, Panera Ramsey,  
    Ramsey,   NJ
  •  Themes of the Fantastic - Reconvenes Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 8pm, Wayne Library, Wayne, NJ
  •   Modern Masters -  I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter, Thursday, June 23, 2016, 8pm,  Barnes
            & Noble, 765 Rt.17 South, Paramus, NJ
  •   Heroes & Rogues:   - New campaign is here:  aptheo-DOH!-sis, June 25, 2016, Please contact   
    Todd @ heroes@sfsnnj.com for location, directions
  •   SPECIAL ACTIVITY - Alfred Hitchcock: His Life & Art, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7pm, Oradell  
    Library,  Oradell, NJ *see details listed below Face the Fiction box*


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SFSNNJ Themes for 2016

January
- Hugo Award Winners

February - Failure to Launch:  Romantic
Misfires

March - Spells and Chrome

April - What If?

May - Anonymous

June - Mystery/Who Dunnit

July - Gone But Not Forgotten

August -  Asia

September - Revisit

October - Halloween

November - Heaven & Earth

December - Holidays
For a month-at-a-glance
calendar of all SFSNNJ events,
click on the meetup icon below
SFSNNJ Face the Fiction Guests & Events
2016

January - New Year Meet & Greet
Mahwah Bar & Grill
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 6:30pm

February - King of Games Day
Fulton-Friendship Lodge #102
Park Ridge, NJ
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 3:30pm

March - Cary Grant Double Feature:
Bringing Up Baby & Arsenic and Old Lace
Hillsdale Library
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:00pm

April - Special Activity Documentary
screening of American Native
Mahwah Library
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2:00pm

May - Take A Break

June - Murder By Death & The Cheap
Detective double feature
Hillsdale Library
1:00pm

July - Special Activity Dinner/MB&G

August - King of Games Day

September -

October -

November -

December - Holiday Dinner/Guest
SFSNNJ Upcoming Themes & Events
Our next Face the Fiction....
Double-feature of two mystery movies:


Murder By Death (1976) & The Cheap
Detective (1978)



Murder By Death (1976) :  As penned by Neil Simon, this satire of movie mysteries is
set in motion when several prominent detectives are invited to the mansion of the
reclusive Lionel Twain (Truman Capote). In Ten Little Indians fashion, the gathered
sleuths are locked into the forbidding mansion, and subject to various death-dealing
devices. While struggling for their lives, the vainglorious gumshoes continue to try to
one-up one another. Each character is broadly based on a famous literary detective:
Sidney Wang (Peter Sellers) is an aphorism-spouting Charlie Chan clone: Dick and
Dora Charleston (David Niven and Maggie Smith) are patterned on the protagonists
of the Thin Man flicks; Milo Perrier (James Coco), a Hercule Poirot takeoff, stalks
through the proceedings declaring "I'm a Belgie, not a Frenchie!"; Sam Diamond
(Peter Falk) is Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe and Dashiell Hammett's Sam
Spade rolled in one; and Jessica Marbles (Elsa Lanchester) is a dottier variation of
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.

The Cheap Detective (1978):  Written by Neil Simon, this comedy spoofs a number of
Humphrey Bogart films as Peter Falk plays a sleuth in San Francisco. In this satire of
film noir, Falk's character - Lou  Peckinpaugh - is a suspect in the murder of his own
partner.  Lou hopes to solve the crime and exonerate himself before the cops haul
him in.

When:  Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time:  1:00-5:00pm
Where:  Hillsdale Library viewing room


Upcoming Face the Fiction/Special Activity Events:

July
- Mahwah Bar & Grill

August - King of Games Day

June Special Activity - Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Alfred Hitchcock: His Life & Art






Join us this month for a Special Activity event at Oradell Library, Oradell, NJ.  This event will take
place in the South Reading Room.

Alfred Hitchcock:  His Life & Art, hosted by film scholar Daniel Jatovsky.  Professor Jatovsky, a film
history professor, will be presenting a power point lecture.  Following the lecture, he and Library
Director John Trause will host a panel discussion at which  audience participation is encouraged.


Where:  Oradell Public Library, 375 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649
Tine:  7pm
When:  Tuesday, June 28, 2016


This is not an SFSNNJ event. We are attending an Oradell Library event as guests.