April is a movie month to embrace here at the Library. We'll be showing a couple of films selected to coincide with and, yes, embrace our One Book, One Community Program. We'll embrace the beginning of baseball season, and we'll be embracing two embraceable tales from across the pond. Okay, okay...we'll just come right out and say it...the schedule-news you really want to know... we will be showing THE KING'S SPEECH later in the month. We know you're looking forward to it, but let's not be in any great hurry. There will be lots of Friday film fun throughout the month. Let's embrace it.
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG (2007) Documentary Feature; Rated PG-13; 93 minutes (This is a One Book, One Community Event)
This movie comprehensively outlines the major events in folk singer Pete Seeger's life and career with archive footage, home movies and narration from Seeger himself. From his early days at folk festivals, to the rise and fall of his band The Weavers, to his famous protest songs to his 62 year marriage to his wife Toshi, Seeger always believed that music could be a force for good.
Click here to watch the film's trailer.
Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. – MADE IN DAGENHAM (2010) Starring Sally Hawkins, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Lorraine Stanley; Rated R; 113 minutes
In 1968, the female workers at the Ford Dagenham car plant walked out in protest against sexual discrimination. Their actions played a major role in the battle for equal pay, both nationally and internationally.
To learn more about the film and to watch the trailer, please click here.
Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. – FLIPPED (2010) Starring Penelope Ann Miller, Aidan Quinn, Rebecca DeMorney; Rated PG; 90 minutes (This is a One Book, One Community Event)
Juli Baker believes in three things: the sanctity of trees, the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. She has been smitten with Bryce ever since second grade but he thinks she is weird. Then, in eighth grade, Bryce begins to see that Juli's unusual interests and pride in her family are kind of cool. And Juli starts to think that maybe Bryce's brilliant blue eyes are as empty as the rest of him seems to be. A perfect introduction to the adolescent war between the sexes.
To learn more about the film and to watch the trailer, click here.
*Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. CONVICTION (2010) Starring Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Minnie Driver, Juliette Lewis, and Peter Gallagher; Rated R; 103 minutes
Betty Anne Waters is a young woman whose world is shattered when her beloved brother Kenny is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Steadfastly convinced of his innocence, Betty Anne embarks on an 18-year journey to set Kenny free, using state-of-the-art forensic technology. The unshakable bond between a brother and sister at the heart of this real-life drama stirs emotions and inspires.
To visit the film's website and to watch the trailer, please click here.
*Please note, the film originally scheduled, GAME 6, will not be shown. Due to circumstances beyone our control, we needed to alter our Friday Film Series schedule for April. (We apologize for any inconvenience.)
(2010) Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter; Rated R; 118 minutes
Based on the true story of the Queen of England’s father and his remarkable friendship with maverick Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue. Colin Firth plays King George VI who unexpectedly becomes King when his brother Edward abdicates the throne. Logue is the man who helps the King find a voice with which to lead the nation into war.
To visit the film's website and watch the trailer, please click here.
All films are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).