Friday Film - "Larry Crowne"

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

Friday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. -- LARRY CROWNE (2011) Starring Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks; Rated PG-13; 99 minutes.

Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher, Mercedes Tainot, who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.

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

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

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

Friday Films in February

We're showing Moneyball on Friday, February 3.
We're showing Moneyball on Friday, February 3.

Friday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. - Moneyball (2012) Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Phillip 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.

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

Friday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. - Larry Crowne (2011) Starring Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks; Rated PG-13; 99 minutes.

Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he’s worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher, Mercedes Tainot, who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband. The simple guy who has every reason to think his life has stalled will come to learn an unexpected lesson: when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might discover your reason to live.

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

Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. - HappyThankYouMorePlease (2010) Starring Josh Radnor, Malin Ackerman, and Zoe Kazan; Rated R; 100 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.

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

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.

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).

Health & Wellness Film Screening - The Brain Fitness Program

Showing Thursday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Showing Thursday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m. - The Brain Fitness Program (2008) Not Rated; 60 minutes

Can you exercise your brain to get it into better shape? Dr. Michael Merzenich and more than 50 neuroscientists around the world say, "Absolutely!" They have developed a scientifically-based system of exercises to help retain mental acuity throughout a lifespan of 80+ years. Designed to drive beneficial chemical, physical, and functional changes in the brain, The Brain Fitness Program will strengthen your brain and make it perform with greater agility, speed, and comprehension. Studies have shown an average improvement of more than 10 years in auditory, memory, and cognitive function.

This program is part of the Library’s Health & Wellness Series, “Winter Wellness,” an extensive series of lectures, expert panels, workshops, film screenings, and fitness activities designed to help you achieve an even better version of you.

Special Encore Matinee Performance - "Midnight in Paris"

Showing Wednesday, January 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Showing Wednesday, January 25 at 1:30 p.m.

Woody Allen fans rejoice! Because our Friday Film screening of Midnight in Paris was so popular, we would like to welcome you to a special encore matinee performance. Prepare to be whisked away to another time and another place in this whimsical comedy. We're purposely being vague about the plot because we think you'll enjoy it more that way. C'est magnifique!

Wednesday, January 25 at 1:30 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.

3 Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

"Smart, funny, whimsical--one of the best romantic comedies in recent years." - Richard Roeper

"Midnight in Paris is a loving embrace of the city, of art and of life itself." - Tom Long, Detroit News

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

Friday Films in January

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).

This Month's Wednesday Matinee - The Debt

Showing Wednesday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Showing Wednesday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15 at 1:30 p.m. - THE DEBT (2010) Starring Ciaran Hinds, Helen Mirren, and Sam Worthington; Rated R; 113 minutes

In 1965, three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal. Now, thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi has surfaced in Ukraine and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.

"A superbly crafted espionage thriller." - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"An intelligient thriller with moments of unnerving suspense!" - Claudia Puig, USA TODAY

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

Friday Film - "The Ides of March"

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

Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. -- THE IDES OF MARCH (2011) Starring George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, 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.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

4 Golden Globe Award Nominations for Best PIcture (Drama), Best Actor - Ryan Gosling (Drama), Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

"The Ides of March soars." -- Rex Reed, The New York Observer

"A pulse racing thriller." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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

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

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

Friday Film - "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"

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

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.

"If you're a member of the human race - you owe it to yourself to see this movie." -- Dana Stevens, Slate

"Four stars! Wonderful. See this film. It takes you to a place you won't soon forget." -- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

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

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

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

See The Big Picture (and Bottle Shock)

Friday, May 21st at 7:30  p.m. -- Meet the Author: Kevin Coupe
Friday, May 21st at 7:30 p.m. -- Meet the Author: Kevin Coupe

On Friday, May 21 at 7:30, Meet the Author Meets  Friday Night Films! Kevin Coupe, co-author of the book The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies will be here to talk about the book...and the movies. The film Bottle Shock will be shown following the presentation. The book, written by Coupe and Michael Sansolo, uses movies ranging from The Godfather to Young Frankenstein to illustrate tenets of leadership, the importance of marketing and branding, and how to survive in the workplace.

Kevin is a Darien resident and has his own website/blog, MorningNewsBeat.com, which after 10 years, has well over 20,000 subscribers. He also runs Coupe Communications, a production company that specializes in business videos designed to help companies define and share big ideas with employees, customers, and clients.

The author presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include a book signing. (Books will be available for purchase.) The film screening of Bottle Shock will begin at 8:30 p.m. We hope that you'll join us for this enlightening and entertaining evening!

Bottle Shock (2008) Starring Bill Pullman and Alan Rickman; Rated PG-13; 109 minutes

This film is based on an inspiring true story from the early days of California winemaking. In 1976, in the Napa Valley, a small winery and its workers compete in a blind taste test against French wine.

"Bottle Shock is more than the story. It is also about people who love their work, care about it with passion and talk about it with knowledge." -- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"This intelligent, affectionate, beautifully acted movie gives crowd-pleasers a good name." -- Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

Click here to watch the trailer for the film.

Click here to see the schedule of our upcoming Friday Night Films.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

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

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