When the air is still on those hot August nights, you can still count on us to stir the air and stir things up with our Friday Night Films. The films for August offer intrigue, laughs, suspense, and history. We offer refreshment...and refreshments! We begin with Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren in the unforgettable film, The Last Station.
August 6 at 7:30 p.m. - THE LAST STATION (2009) Starring Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, and Paul Giamatti; Rated R; 113 minutes
In honor of his newly created religion, Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy renounces his title, property, and family in favor of poverty and celibacy. For the Countess Sofya, his wife of nearly fifty years, this is the last straw! after she discovers his plans to leave the rights to his iconic novels to the Russian people rather than his own family, she decides to use every trick of seduction in her considerable arsenal to fight for what she believes is rightfully hers.
August 13 at 7:30 p.m. - THE GHOST WRITER (2010) Starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, and Kim Cattrall; Rated PG-13; 128 minutes
When a successful British ghost writer, The Ghost, agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, his agnet assures him it's the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start -- not least because his predecessor on the project, Lang's long-term aide, dies in an unfortunate accident. As The Ghost works, he begins to uncover clues suggesting his predecessor may have stumbled on a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA. Resonating with topical themes, this atmospheric and suspenseful political thriller is a story of deceit and betrayal on every level -- sexual, political, and literary.
August 20 at 7:30 p.m. - DATE NIGHT (2010) Starring Steve Carell, Tina Fey, and Mark Wahlberg; Rated PG-13; 88 minutes
About an ordinary couple in the right place, on the wrong night. Phil and Claire Foster are a sensible suburban husband and wife slogging through their daily lives and marriage. But a case of mistaken identity sets off an outrageous chain of events involving small-time thieves, big-city mobsters, corrupt cops, and a crazed cabbie, as the Fosters' 'date night' turns into a wild ride they'll never forget!
August 27 at 7:30 p.m. - THE JONESES(2010) starring David Duchovny, Demi Moore, Glenne Headly, Lauren Hutton, and Gary Cole; Rated R; 109 minutes
the Joneses, a seemingly perfect family, are the envy of their posh, suburban neighborhood filled with all the trappings of the upper middle class. They are the ultimate trendsetters with an endless supply of high-tech toys, designer clothes, fast cars, and the latest gadgets. But as the neighbors try to keep up with the Joneses, none are prepared for the truth about this all-too-perfect family.
Click on the images to watch the movie trailers and then join us on Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. for our Friday Night Films!
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).