No matter which side of the velvet rope we're on on Oscar night, right now, we're all on the same side -- the side of not knowing. So, we're left to guess who the winners will be. We're passionately for. We're passionately against. We're moved. We're unmoved. We're on the fence. We lurch toward Oscar night (Sunday, February 27th), sealing our own envelopes with our hopes for winners of Best, Best, BEST! The time is approaching.
It's difficult, if not impossible, to see all of the nominated films and nominated performances, however, we decided to offer a pre-Oscar screening day here at the Library, featuring three critically-acclaimed contenders in this year's race. On Saturday, February 26th, we'll be showing Toy Story 3, nominated for Best Picture and Best Animated Feature, The Social Network, nominated for Best Picture, and Exit Through the Gift Shop, nominated for Best Documentary.
Here's a link to the Oscars site so that you can create your own score card for the night of the show.
Here's our schedule of films for Saturday, February 26th:
9:30 a.m. - TOY STORY 3 (2010) Animated Feature; Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Michael Keaton; Rated G; 103 minutes
Toy Story 3 welcomes back Woody, Buzz and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in …daycare! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway. A few new faces join the adventure, including Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o-Huggin’ Bear.
For more information and to watch the trailer, click here.
12 p.m. - THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010) Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones; Rated PG-13; 120 minutes
This film tells the story of the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook. Adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal." You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies!
To watch the trailer, please click here.
3 p.m. - EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (2010) Documentary feature; Rated R; 87 minutes
Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. This film tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader, and man of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls, and in interview.
Click here to learn more and to watch the trailer.
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