Monday Belongs to Oscar

RESCHEDULED FOR: Monday, February 2nd at 1:30 p.m. 'Boyhood'
Monday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. 'The Boxtrolls'
Monday, February 9th at 1:30 p.m. 'Gone Girl'
Monday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m. 'Finding Vivian Maier'

Come see some of the hottest films of this past year in preparation for the film industry's biggest night! Enjoy a screening of a selection of the 2015 Oscar nominated films in January and February. 

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

RESCHEDULED: 'Behind the Orange Curtain' - Film Screening and Discussion

Behind the Orange Curtain
Behind the Orange Curtain

Rescheduled for Tuesday, February 10th at 6:30 p.m.

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Please join us for a screening of the award winning documentary Behind the Orange Curtain as we take an in-depth look at the prescription drug epidemic among California teens and what is means for Darien youth. The event will include refreshments, panel discussion and thoughtful conversation.

Jamison Monroe, Executive Producer, Maud Purcell, Founder of the Life Solution Center and Dr. Sandra Gomez will field questions from the audience.

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

This event is cosponsored with Newport Academy and the Life Solution Center of Darien.

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

Friday Night Feature - 'The Judge'

Friday, January 30th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.The Judge (2014) Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, and Leighton Meester; Rated R; 142 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, Robert Duvall, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'The Trip to Italy'

Friday, February 6th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.The Trip to Italy (2014) Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, and Rosie Fellner; Rated NR; 108 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Years after their successful restaurant review tour of Northern Britain, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned for a new tour in Italy. Once again, the two comedy buddies/rivals take the landscape as well as the cuisine of that country in a trip filled with witty repartee and personal insecurities. Along the way, their own professional and personal lives comes in as these slightly older men's friendship comes through.

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

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

Film Screening: 'Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House'

Sunday, February 8th at 2 p.m.

Join us for a film screening of the HBO documentary Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House. Rory Kennedy, daughter of Robert F; Kennedy and niece of former President John F. Kennedy, profiles legendary White House journalist Helen Thomas in this documentary tribute to the woman who has build an entire career of keeping America informed about the latest happenings in Washington, D.C. To learn more about this film, please watch the trailer.

This program is cosponsored with The League of Women Voters.

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Fed Up'

Friday, February 13th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.Fed Up (2014) Starring Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, and Joe Lopez; Rated PG; 92 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Stephanie Soechtig's documentary Fed Up, narrated by Katie Couric, presents the case that the food industry and the government have acted together in order to change the eating habits of America in a way that has led to widespread obesity in children

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

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

Wednesday Matinee - 'The Good Lie'

Wednesday, February 18th at 1:30 - The Good Lie (2014) Starring Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Arnold Oceng, and Sarah Baker; Rated PG-13; 110 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Four Sudanese children are orphaned after their village is massacred in the Second Sudanese Civil War. Consequently, they make an arduous and dangerous trek through the plains, enduring hardship, death and sacrifice all the way until they reach safety in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Years later, these youths are among 3600 selected for resettlement in America, only to have the one girl among them sent to Boston, while the three boys must to make a new life in Kansas City. Together, these young men must adjust to an alien culture even as the emotional baggage of their past haunts them. However, these newcomers, and their new friends like employment counselor Carrie Davis, strive to understand each other in this new home, as they make peace with their histories in a challenge that will change all their lives.

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'St. Vincent'

Friday, February 20th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.St. Vincent (2014) Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, and Chris O'Dowd; Rated PG-13; 103 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Ted Melfi's comedy St. Vincent stars Bill Murray as a crusty old man who ends up caring for the son of his new neighbor (Melissa McCarthy). Although he's a cynic who gambles, drinks, and frequents strip clubs, Vincent turns out to be exactly the mentor the 12-year-old kid needs as the young one adjusts to his parents' divorce, and life at a new school.

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Fury'

Friday, February 27th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.Fury (2014) Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, and Michael Pena; Rated R; 135 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Brad Pitt leads a tank crew in the final days of World War II in this war drama from End of Watch's David Ayer. The year is 1945. Army sergeant Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) is the grizzled commander of a Sherman tank. Determined to strike a decisive victory for the Allies in the European Theater, Wardaddy leads his five-man crew on a treacherous mission behind enemy lines. His mission complicated by the sudden appearance of a rookie soldier in his platoon, the sergeant knows that victory is within reach, and vows to achieve it by any means necessary.

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

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

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