Playing in our Community Room October 5.
Playing in our Community Room October 5.

Friday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. -- BERNIE (2012) Starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey; Rated PG-13; 104 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Marjorie quickly became fully dependent on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.

"Jack Black, in the greatest performance of his career, makes us see what the people of Carthage, Texas, saw in Bernie Tiede..." -- Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

"A dead-solid-perfect depiction of small-town life." -- Bill GoodyKoontz, Arizona Republic

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

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