Are you looking for some heroes to look up to?

The Laramie County Library is flashing back to the golden age of movies to find worthy mentors in their Hero Film Festival series that begins tonight, (July 30).

'The Mark of Zorro' will kick off the free Hero Film Festival series on Thursday, July 30, being shown in the Willow Room of the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. and popcorn will be provided.

Douglas Fairbanks stars as Senor Zorro in tonight's silent film from 1920. This was the movie that introduced the masked hero to mass audiences. It was directed by Fred Niblo and produced by Fairbanks own Douglas Fairbanks Picture Corporation.

The Hero Film Festival will continue with another free movie each Thursday in August:

  • August 6-'The Magic Sword' (1961) with Basil Rathbone and Gary Lockwood.
  • August 13-'The Black Pirate' (1926) with Douglas Fairbanks.
  • August 20-'The Son of Monte Cristo' (1940) with Lois Hayward and George Sanders.

When the weather gets hot this August, head into the air conditioned library for a classic film every Thursday. The screenings normally last from 6:30 until about 9 p.m. For more information, call 634-3561.