RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -

Variety film critic Boyd van Hoeij will speak at the Rancho Mirage Public Library tonight.

The free 7 p.m. talk is part of the "Hollywood Behind the Scenes" series put on by the library and the Palm Springs International Film Society.

Hoeij is traveling from Paris and will give a "European flavor to the proceedings," library spokeswoman Susan Cook said. He is expected to discuss movie criticism and show film clips.

Hoeij freelances for Variety, European film news agency Cineuropa and Dutch film site Filmkrant.

The `Hollywood Behind the Scenes" series offers highlights in movie history and goes inside the film industry with five nationally known movie critics.

Seating is first come, first served.