We're showing Being Elmo on Friday, March 9.
We're showing Being Elmo on Friday, March 9.

Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. - Hugo (2011) Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, and Asa Butterfield; Rated PG; 127 minutes.

An orphaned boy secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. He gets caught up in a mystery adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man.

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

Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. - Being Elmo (2011) Documentary Feature; Rated PG; 80 minutes.

The director and producer will introduce the film and lead a Q & A discussion afterward.

The film traces Kevin Clash’s rise from his modest beginnings in Baltimore to his current success as the man behind Elmo, one of the world’s most recognizable and adored characters. Millions of children tune in daily to watch Elmo, yet when Kevin walks down the street he is not recognized. Pivotal to the film is the exploration of Jim Henson’s meteoric rise, and Kevin's ultimate achievement of his goal to become part of the Henson family of puppeteers.

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

Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. - The Way (2011) Starring Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, and Yorick van Wagenigen; Rated PG-13; 123 minutes.

Tom is an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey.

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

Friday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - My Week with Marilyn (2011) Starring Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branaugh, and Eddie Redmayne; Rated R; 99 minutes.

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl with Sir Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. 40 years later his diary account was published, but one week was missing. This film is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of working.

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

Friday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - A Better Life (2011) Starring Demian Bichir, Jose Julian, and Dolores Heredia; Rated PG-13; 97 minutes.

Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his family when he crossed the border into the U.S. After years of hard work and trying to set an example for his son, he finds himself drifting apart from Luis, who has become an impressionable American teen. Worried that Luis will soon be lost to him forever, Carlos takes what little money he has and invests it all into his own gardening business. However an expected turn of events takes Luis and Carlos on a journey where they discover that family is the most important thing of all. This is a One Book, One Community event.

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).