Friday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. - Midnight in Paris (2011) Starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Kurt Fuller; Rated PG-13; 94 minutes.

 

This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It's about a young man's great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

 

 

 

Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. - Beginners (2011) Starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Melanie Laurent; Rated R; 105 minutes.

This film imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver. Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who – following 44 years of marriage – came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty brought father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.

 For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

 

 

Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. - Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) Documentary feature directed by Werner Herzog; Not Rated; 90 minutes.

 

This film is a breathtaking new documentary from the incomparable Werner Herzog which follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. This unforgettable cinematic experience that provides a unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago -- almost twice as old as any previous discovery.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

 

 

 

Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. - The Ides of March (2011) Starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman; Rated R; 101 minutes.

This film takes place during the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, when an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency. Based on the play by Beau Willimon.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

 

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).