Don't miss: Professor emeritus hosts film series

Frank Beaver, faculty emeritus of the Screen Arts and Cultures Department, will host and discuss the film "The Bicycle Thief" from 7-9:30 p.m. March 10 as part of the Frank's Picks Film Series.

The series is presented in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery in Room 100. Attendees are directed to enter from the Diag.

In the 1948 film with English subtitles (93 minutes) Antonio Ricci, an unemployed young father in post-war Rome, is overjoyed when he's finally given a job putting up posters. But there's a catch — he needs a bicycle as a requirement of the job. When his bicycle is stolen, father and son chase the thief. The film was shot in grainy black and white with non-professional actors.

Beaver is a noted film historian, critic and essayist. The film screenings and talks are free and open to the public, and all begin at 7 p.m.

The series continues with "The Garden of the Finzi Contini" March 12, "The Scent of Green Papaya" March 17, and "The Lives of Others" March 19.

The series is sponsored by the U-M Library.