Retirement Revolution: The New Reality

Showing Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Showing Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m.

RETIREMENT REVOLUTION: THE NEW REALITY; 2009; Not rated; 90 minutes.

The months since Spring of 2008 have not been kind to the American economy or to the retirement accounts of millions of Americans. Retirement Revolution: The New Reality undertakes the mission to help older citizens do better with a bit less and to navigate tougher financial waters with determination and good cheer. This special features different, personal stories as well as expert commentaries and is hosted by Paula Zahn. Not Rated; 90 minutes (2009).

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

This Month's Wednesday Matinee - "We Bought a Zoo"

Wednesday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. - WE BOUGHT A ZOO (2011) Starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson; Rated PG; 124 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

After Benjamin loses his wife, he purchases a large house that has a zoo in an effort to start his life over. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is badly in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to it's former glory and pass inspection in time for its grand opening.

"We Bought a Zoo provides a welcome seasonal dash of wholesomeness and humor, but it's also a heartening celebration of second acts, even at their most unwelcome." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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

Friday Night Feature - "The Way"

Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. -- THE WAY (2011) Starring Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, and Yorick van Wagenigen; Rated PG-13; 123 minutes.

Tom is an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey.

"A sensuous, expansive hymn to travel and transformation in a movie that honors earthly pleasures as readily as it contemplates higher things." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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

List of Friday Night Features in March

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Wednesday Matinee - "Hugo"

Wednesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. -- HUGO (2011) Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, and Asa Butterfield; Rated PG; 127 minutes.

An orphaned boy secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. He gets caught up in a mystery adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man.

“A Masterpiece” - Richard Corliss, TIME

"Hugo will take your breath away. It truly is the stuff that dreams are made of. A spectacular adventure for film lovers of all ages." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.

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

Friday Night Feature - "My Week With Marilyn"

Friday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. -- MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (2011) Starring Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branaugh, and Eddie Redmayne; Rated R; 99 minutes. English subtitles.

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl with Sir Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. 40 years later his diary account was published, but one week was missing. This film is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of working.

"Pure perfection! What an extraordinary thrill to leave the theater feeling exhilarated and rejuvenated. It's a magical experience." - The New York Observer

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress (Michelle Williams).

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

List of Friday Night Features in March

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Friday Film - "HappyThankYouMorePlease"

Showing this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Showing this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. -- HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE (2010) Starring Josh Radnor, Malin Ackerman, and Kate Mara; Rated R; 98 minutes.

On his way to a meeting with a publisher, aspiring novelist Sam Wexler finds Rasheen, a young boy separated from his family on the subway. When the quiet Rasheen refuses to be left alone with social services, Sam learns the boy has already been placed in six previous foster homes and impulsively agrees to let the boy stay with him for a couple days. Dropped into Sam’s chaotic, bachelor lifestyle, Rasheen is introduced to Sam’s circle of friends; Annie who has an unhealthy pattern of dating the wrong men, as well as an auto-immune disorder which has rendered her hairless, Mary-Catherine and Charlie whose potential move to Los Angeles threatens their relationship, and Mississippi, an aspiring singer/waitress who tests Sam’s fear of commitment.

Audience Award, 2010 Sundance Film Festival

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

Click here for a complete list of Friday Films in February.

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Suze Orman’s Money Class

Showing this Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Showing this Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m.

SUZE ORMAN'S MONEY CLASS; 2011; Not rated; 80 minutes.

Suze Orman’s Money Class reveals Suze’s expert take on what actions people need to take in light of the new economy. She provides audiences with advice for moving forward on the most important financial fundamentals: saving and investing, building a career, planning for retirement, and more.

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

Friday Night Feature - "Contagion"

Showing this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Showing this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. -- CONTAGION (2011) Starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and Gwyneth Paltrow; Rated PG-13; 105 minutes.

Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

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

Click here for a complete list of Friday Night Features in February.

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Friday Film - "Moneyball"

Showing this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Showing this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. -- MONEYBALL (2012) Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman; Rated PG-13; 113 minutes.

The Oakland A's general manager defies conventional wisdom and outsmarts his competition when forced to reinvent his team with bargain players.

4 Golden Globe Award Nominations  and 6 Academy Award Nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Brad Pitt), and Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill)

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

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"Page One: Inside the New York Times"

Showing Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m.
Showing Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m.

On Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m., Darien Library, in co-sponsorship with the League of Women Voters, will present the film Page One: Inside the New York Times.

In the tradition of great fly-on-the-wall documentaries, PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, PAGE ONE chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and the salty but brilliant David Carr track print journalism’s metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent. Meanwhile, their editors and publishers grapple with existential challenges from players like WikiLeaks, new platforms ranging from Twitter to tablet computers, and readers’ expectations that news online should be free.

But rigorous journalism is thriving. PAGE ONE gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-the-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that produce the “daily miracle” of a great news organization. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work—under increasingly difficult circumstances.

At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society?

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

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