If you love coming to the films at the Library...if you love film...if you love a great night out...then you will be over-the-moon happy that we will be introducing a brand new Independent Film Series in January 2010. Films will be shown on four consecutive Fridays beginning on January 8th. (Welcome back! (Did you miss us?))
We think that you'll really enjoy this terrific mix of indie films. AND(!) we will also be featuring a special event on January 22nd, when filmmakers Richard Atkinson and Jane Scandurra come to Darien to talk about their film, "Single: A Documentary"!
Please join us!
January 8 - 7:30 p.m.
THE ANSWER MAN (2009) Starring Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Tony Hale, and Kat Dennings; Rated R; 97 minutes
Arlen Faber is the reclusive author of "Me and God," a book that has redefined spirituality for an entire generation and has been translated into over 100 languages. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of his wildly popular book, Arlen is still sought after as the man who has all the answers, but the truth is, he hasn't got a clue.
January 15 - 7:30 p.m.
HUMBLE PIE (2007) Starring William Baldwin, Bruce McGill, Kathleen Quinlan, Hubbel Palmer, and Mary Lynn Raiskub; Rated PG-13; 84 minutes
At nearly 400 pounds, Tracy Orbison (Hubbel Palmer) is a wide target. When he sets out to pursue his dream of acting, the grocery clerk finds an assortment of people waiting to dash his dreams: his acting coach, who has designs on his sister Peggy; his juvenile-delinquent friends, who suck him into their petty crimes; and his God-fearing, self-loathing mother. Through it all, Tracy remains irrepressibly upbeat, convinced he's destined for something big.
January 22 - 7:30 p.m.
A Special Event - MEET THE FILMMAKERS!
SINGLE: A DOCUMENTARY (2008) Not rated; 97 minutes
100 million adults in America are single and for the first time ever, the majority of US households are now headed by an unmarried person. "Single" - a documentary film, explores the growth of the unmarried population and the complexities of finding and maintaining a lasting relationship in today's crazy world. The game has dramatically changed.
Written, produced, and directed by Richard Atkinson and Jane Scandurra, who will introduce the film and answer audience questions.
January 29 - 7:30 p.m.
BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN (2009) Starring John Krasinski, Timothy Hutton, and Julianne Nicholson; Not rated; 80 minutes
After her boyfriend mysteriously leaves her with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at a prestigious East Coast university Sara Quinn is left looking for answers as to what went wrong. Directing all her energies into her anthropological dissertation, Sara conducts a series of interviews with men in an effort to uncover the secret thoughts that drive their behavior. She thinks she can remedy both her heartache and her academic challenges with a new research project and begins conducting a series of interviews with men. As she records the astonishing and disquieting experiences of various subjects, Sara discovers much more about men and herself than she bargained for.
This series is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.