We're keeping our word and continuing to mix it up on Wednesday afternoons. Our Wednesday Matinee Film Series continues every Wednesday at 2 p.m. with a great mix of films.
February 3rd at 2 p.m.
BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1946) Starring Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson; Not Rated; 86 minutes
From Noël Coward's play "Still Life," legendary filmmaker David Lean explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance in the dour, gray Britain of 1945. From a chance meeting on a train platform, a middle-aged married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) enter into a quietly passionate, ultimately doomed love affair, set to a swirling Rachmaninoff score.
JULIE & JULIA (2009) Starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci; Rated PG-13; 123 minutes
A woman verging on 30 and frustrated in her temp secretarial job, takes on a year-long culinary quest: cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that catches on with the food crowd. This film follows both women, who, while separated by time and space, discover that with the right combination of passion and fearlessness (and butter!), anything is possible.
GOODBYE SOLO (2009) Starring Souleymane Sy Savane, Red West; Rated R; 91 minutes
Solo is a Senegalese cab driver working to provide a better life for his young family. William is a tough, Southern, good ol' boy with a lifetime of regrets. Despite their differences, both men soon realize they need each other more than either is willing to admit. This film explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of America.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006) Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt; Rated PG-13; 109 minutes
Andy, a young assistant to an impossibly demanding New York fashion magazine editor, has a job that every girl would dream of. Unfortunately, her heaven-sent appointment as a personal whipping girl just might be the death of her! Based on the best-selling book by Lauren Weisberger, who did once work for Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue magazine, we're showing this not only because it's a great movie (featuring an Oscar-worthy performance by Streep), but because the following evening, Thursday, February 25th at 7 p.m., we'll be showing The September Issue, a documentary about Wintour and Vogue, for a special mid-winter Girls Night Out. We thought it would be fun to revisit this very likeable movie featuring a not very likeable character.
Admission is free. Please join us!