Friday Night Feature - "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

We will screen THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER February 15.
We will screen THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER February 15.

Friday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller; Rated PG-13; 103 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A funny and touching coming-of-age story based on the beloved best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. This is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope—and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

"This somewhat disjointed but refreshingly earnest movie ultimately establishes itself as a charmer." -- Jen Chaney, Washington Post

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

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

Friday Night Feature - "The Intouchables"

We will screen THE INTOUCHABLES March 8
We will screen THE INTOUCHABLES March 8

Friday, March 8 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.The Intouchables (2012) Starring Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, and Anne Le Ny; Rated R; 112 minutes. In French with English subtitles.

A true story of two men who should never have met — a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

"It's the classic odd-couple buddy movie setup, only it'll pull at your heartstrings, whether you want it to or not." -- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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

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

Friday Night Feature - "Life of Pi"

We will screen LIFE OF PI March 22
We will screen LIFE OF PI March 22

Friday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.Life of Pi (2012) Starring Irffan Kahn; Rated PG; 123 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

"This transcendent fable carries a real sting in its tail. Ang Lee has made a bold and wondrous movie, one of his best." -- Tom Charity, CNN.com

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

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

Wednesday Matinee - "Anna Karenina"

Showing in our Community Room Wednesday, February 20.
Showing in our Community Room Wednesday, February 20.

Wednesday, February 20 at 1:30 p.m. - Anna Karenina (2012); Starring Keira Knightley, Aaron Johnson, and Jude Law; Rated R; 130 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.

“A handsome, grandly theatrical reimagining of the Tolstoy novel starring his muse, Keira Knightley.” -- Lou Lumenick, New York Post

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

Friday Night Feature - "Argo"

Screening in our Community Room February 22
Screening in our Community Room February 22

Friday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. – Argo (2012) Starring Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston; Rated R; 120 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of a Canadian ambassador. Inspired by actual events.

"Argo is one of the best movies of the year." -- Richard Roeper, RichardRoper.com

"It's serious and substantive, an ingeniously written and executed drama fashioned from a fascinating, little-known chapter of recent history." -- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

For more information please watch the film's trailer. Check out the rest of our Friday Night Features in February.

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

Friday Night Feature - "Flight"

We will screen FLIGHT March 29
We will screen FLIGHT March 29

Friday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.Flight (2012) Starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman, and Don Cheadle; Rated R; 138 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Whip Whitaker is a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane.

"Denzel Washington gives one of his most nuanced and impressive performances." -- Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com

"At a certain point, great actors want to show us the truth of something that may be far from their lives but that somehow they understand, intimately, all too well." -- David Denby, New Yorker

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

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

Friday Night Features in December

Parts of Hope Springs were filmed right here in Darien.
Parts of Hope Springs were filmed right here in Darien.

There will be no Friday Night Feature December 7, 2012.

Friday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Hope Springs (2012) Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, and Steve Carell; Rated PG-13; 100 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION! Parts of this movie were filmed right here in Darien and we will have the homeowner whose house was used and her neighbor participate in a Q&A session following the 6:30 p.m. screening. Find out what Meryl and Tommy Lee are really like!

Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough - the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.

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

Friday, December 21 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. First Position (2012) Documentary Feature; Not Rated R; 95 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, nothing short of perfection is acceptable. This award-winning documentary follows six extraordinary dancers as they prepare for the chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through v bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence.

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

Friday, December 28 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) Starring Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, and Karan Soni; Rated R; 86 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he¹s solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon.

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 January

Beasts of the Southern Wild will screen in our Community Room Friday, January 11
Beasts of the Southern Wild will screen in our Community Room Friday, January 11

Friday, January 4 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Trouble with the Curve (2012) Starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake; Rated PG-13; 111 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries—revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future.

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

Friday, January 11 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly; Rated PG-13; 94 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink's tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he's no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink's health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.

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

Friday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.To Rome with Love (2012) Starring Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni, and Penelope Cruz; Rated R; 112 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Set in the romantic city of Rome, this movie features intertwining stories. There is the worker who wakes up to find himself a celebrity, an architect who takes a trip back to the street he lived on as a student, a young couple on their honeymoon, and a frustrated opera director who has a talent for discovering talented singers.

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

Friday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.The Words (2012) Starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Zaldana, Dennis Quaid; Rated PG-13; 97 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

This layered romantic drama follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There’s only one catch – he didn’t write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man’s work and for placing ambition and success above life’s most fundamental three words.

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 - "Trouble with the Curve"

Playing in our Community Room January 4
Playing in our Community Room January 4

Friday, January 4 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – Trouble with the Curve (2012) Starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, and Justin Timberlake; Rated PG-13; 111 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries—revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future.

"Trouble with the Curve enthusiastically showcases the sparkling Adams while making its case - tersely, of course - for tradition, experience and intuition." -- Mark Jenkins, NPR

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

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

Friday Night Feature - "First Position"

A documentary
A documentary

Friday, December 21 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. First Position (2012) Documentary Feature; Not Rated; 95 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, nothing short of perfection is acceptable. This award-winning documentary follows six extraordinary dancers as they prepare for the chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence.

"These performers are so young, so serious, so full of dreams and so hard on themselves that it is difficult not to be moved by their striving." -- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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

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

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