Friday Night Features in October

We will screen THE SAPPHIRES October 18.
We will screen THE SAPPHIRES October 18.

Friday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.His Way (2011) Documentary Feature; Not Rated; 83 minutes.

A look at the professional, political and personal life of legendary movie producer Jerry Weintraub featuring interviews with friends, family and colleagues.

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

Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. – Weekend One Acts at Darien Library

Darien Library is proud to present for the fourth time “Weekend One-Acts,” a theatrical weekend featuring free performances of one-act plays from two esteemed playwrights. The program of two works includes David Ives’ "Sure Thing" and Mira Gibson’s "Old Flame." A reception will follow Friday evening’s performance. There will be an encore matinee on Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Friday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.The Sapphires (2012) Starring Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, and Jessica Mauboy; Rated PG-13; 99 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Inspired by a true story, director Wayne Blair's debut feature The Sapphires follows four Aboriginal Australian girls as they are transformed into a soulful singing group by a kindhearted musician, and later travel to Vietnam to entertain battle-weary U.S. troops. Cynthia, Gail, Julie, and Kay are four singers with lots of passion, but precious little talent. Recognizing something special in the way the girls perform, soulful talent scout Dave offers to shape them into a Motown-inspired soul group and get them out on the road. But when their first gig turns out to be on the front lines of Vietnam -- where death has become part of the daily routine -- the ambitious young singers realize they've got their work cut out for them.

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

Friday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Before Midnight (2013) Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy; Rated R; 109 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

The last film of the trilogy, we meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

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

All films are free and open to the public.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Features in September

We will screen WHAT MASIE KNEW September 13.
We will screen WHAT MASIE KNEW September 13.

Friday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.Amour (2013) Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva; Rated PG-13; 127 minutes. Presented in French with English subtitles.

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

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

Friday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.What Masie Knew (2013) Starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Onata Aprile, Joanna Vanderham, and Steve Coogan; Rated R; 99 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A contemporary reimagining of Henry James' novel, this film tells the story of a captivating little girl's struggle for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through the eyes of the title's heroine, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit.

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

Friday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.The Company You Keep (2013) Starring Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, and Chris Cooper; Rated R; 121 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Shepard knows the significance of the national news story he has exposed and, for a journalist, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. Hell-bent on making a name for himself, he is willing to stop at nothing to capitalize on it. He digs deep into Grant's past. Despite warnings from his editor and threats from the FBI, Shepard relentlessly tracks Grant across the country.

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

Friday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013) Documentary Feature; Not Rated; 79 minutes.

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

All films are free and open to the public.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Feature - 'Before Midnight'

We will screen BEFORE MIDNIGHT Friday, October 25 in our Community Room.
We will screen BEFORE MIDNIGHT Friday, October 25 in our Community Room.

Friday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Before Midnight (2013) Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy; Rated R; 109 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

The last film of the trilogy, we meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

"Having created and aged into their characters, both Delpy and Hawke are superb at doing what professional actors find so difficult - not seeming to act." -- Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what we're screening in November.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

 

Friday Night Features in August

We will screen BROOKLYN CASTLE on August 2.
We will screen BROOKLYN CASTLE on August 2.

Friday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Brooklyn Castle (2012) Documentary Feature; Rated PG; 102 minutes.

This documentary tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories.

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

Friday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Before Sunset (2004) Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy; Rated R; 80 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Jesse, a writer from the US, and Celine, a Frenchwoman working for an environment protection organization, acquainted nine years ago on a train from Budapest to Vienna, meet again when Jesse arrives in Paris for a reading of his new book. As they have only a few hours until his plane leaves, they stroll through Paris together.

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

Friday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.No (2012) Starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Alfredo Castro; Not Rated; 112 minutes. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

In 1988, Chilean mili tary dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot‘s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

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

Friday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. A Place at the Table (2012) Documentary Feature; Rated PG; 84 minutes.

50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.

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

Friday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Secondhand Lions (2003) Starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, and Haley Joel Osment; Rated PG; 109 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.

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

All films are free and open to the public.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Features in July

We will screen 42 on July 26.
We will screen 42 on July 26.

Friday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Before Sunrise (1995) Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy; Rated R; 101 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Two strangers, a man and a woman in their twenties, meet on the Eurorail and spend a night exploring Vienna together.

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

Friday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.The Giant Mechanical Man (2012) Starring Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina, and Topher Grace; Rated PG-13; 94 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

This is a charming comedic love story between Janice, a woman in her 30’s who has yet to learn how to navigate adulthood, and Tim, a devoted artist who finds that his unique talents as a silver-painted street performer don’t exactly pay the bills. Evicted from her apartment and forced to move in with her overbearing sister, Janice is on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided pressure to date an egotistical self-help guru. Everyone seems to know what’s best for Janice, but Tim helps her find her own voice and realize that it only takes one person to make you feel important.

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

Friday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Happy (2011) Documentary Feature; Not Rated; 78 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Does money make you happy? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? This film sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

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

Friday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. 42 (2013) Starring Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, and Alan Tudyk; Rated PG-13; 128 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Jackie Robinson's story is told in this biopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s.

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

All films are free and open to the public.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Feature - 'Amour'

We will screen AMOUR September 6.
We will screen AMOUR September 6.

Friday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.Amour (2013) Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva; Rated PG-13; 127 minutes. Presented in French with English subtitles.

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Academy Award Winner, Best Foreign Language Film

"Now at the end of the year comes a masterpiece, not just the best of the year, but one of the best ever: Michael Haneke's Amour." -- David Thomson, The New Republic

"A movie that is utterly worthy of its all-encompassing title." -- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening in September.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Feature - 'Brooklyn Castle'

We will screen BROOKLYN CASTLE Friday, August 2nd.
We will screen BROOKLYN CASTLE Friday, August 2nd.

Friday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Brooklyn Castle (2012) Documentary Feature; Rated PG; 102 minutes.

This documentary tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories.

"Enlightening, inspiring and expertly crafted." -- Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out our Friday Night Features in August.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Feature - 'Before Sunset'

We will screen BEFORE SUNSET August 9.
We will screen BEFORE SUNSET August 9.

Friday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Before Sunset (2004) Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy; Rated R; 80 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Jesse, a writer from the US, and Celine, a Frenchwoman working for an environment protection organization, acquainted nine years ago on a train from Budapest to Vienna, meet again when Jesse arrives in Paris for a reading of his new book. As they have only a few hours until his plane leaves, they stroll through Paris together.

"...an unusual example of a follow-up that doesn't seem forced, but expands effortlessly on the original." -- Christy Lemire, Associated Press

"This is a wonderful movie." -- Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out our Friday Night Features in August.

Friday Night Feature - 'No'

We will screen NO Friday, August 16.
We will screen NO Friday, August 16.

Friday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.No (2012) Starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Alfredo Castro; Not Rated; 112 minutes. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

In 1988, Chilean mili tary dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot‘s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.

"No is filmmaking of the first order." -- Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Kon-Tiki'

KON-TIKI: Screening in our Community Room November 1.
KON-TIKI: Screening in our Community Room November 1.

Friday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Kon-Tiki (2012) Starring Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, and Gustaf Skarsgård; Rated PG-13; 101 minutes.Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

This sweeping adventure details Thor Heyerdahl's daring attempt to prove that early settlers from South America once populated Polynesia by sailing across the Pacific on a simple balsa wood raft. Rejected by every publisher he approaches to print his unusual thesis, Heyerdahl eventually decides that the only way to prove it is to make the journey himself as the entire world watches.

"Kon-Tiki is a widescreen man-against-nature epic, beautifully shot and boasting seamless, stunning visual effects." -- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening in November.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

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