Friday Night Feature - 'Happy'

We will screen HAPPY Friday, July 19.
We will screen HAPPY Friday, July 19.

Friday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Happy (2011) Documentary Feature; Not rated; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired; 78 minutes.

Does money make you happy? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? This film sets out to answer these questions and more. Taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, Happy explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

"A pleasant if lightweight plea for folks to quit the rat race and stop and smell the roses." -- Dennis Harvey, Variety

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'A Place at the Table'

We will screen A PLACE AT THE TABLE August 23.
We will screen A PLACE AT THE TABLE August 23.

Friday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. A Place at the Table (2012) Documentary Feature; Rated PG; 84 minutes.

50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.

"A Place at the Table is advocacy journalism at its best, lining up its facts, illustrating the widespread problem with a few trenchant and compelling cases, and offering solutions." -- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Mary and Martha'

We will screen MARY AND MARTHA November 22.
We will screen MARY AND MARTHA November 22.

Friday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Mary and Martha (2013) Starring Hilary Swank, Brenda Blethyn, and James Woods; Rated PG; 95 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

After traumatic events engulf their families, two women forge a unique bond to help them deal with their grief and fight for the eradication of malaria.

"Mary and Martha is a moving return to intimate form for HBO." -- Brian Lowry, Variety

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

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

 

Wednesday Matinee - 'Mud'

Screening in our Community Room Wednesday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Screening in our Community Room Wednesday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m. - Mud (2012) Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jacob Lofland, and Reese Witherspoon; Rated PG-13; 130 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A pair of inquisitive adolescents encounter a charismatic drifter with an incredible story in this drama from Take Shelter writer/director Jeff Nichols. Mississippi adolescents Ellis and Neckbone are exploring along the mighty Mississippi when they stumble upon a small island inhabited by Mud, a desperado who claims to be on the run from brutal bounty hunters after killing a man in Texas. According to Mud, his true love Juniper is awaiting his arrival in town, and together they plan to make a daring escape. Fascinated, the two boys agree to help Mud slip past his pursuers, despite the potential dangers of doing so.

"One of the most creatively rich and emotionally rewarding movies to come along this year." - Betsy Sharkey, Long Angeles Times

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

 

Friday Night Feature - 'Blackfish'

BLACKFISH will screen in our Community Room Friday, December 13.
BLACKFISH will screen in our Community Room Friday, December 13.

Friday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Blackfish (2013) Documentary feature; Rated PG-13; 80 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Dawn Brancheau, a veteran trainer at the well-known Orlando, Florida water park Sea World, lost her life when she was attacked by Tilikum, a bull orca (or "killer whale") weighing ten thousand pounds who was a regular attraction at the park.  Filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite began researching the lives of orcas in captivity after the death of Dawn Brancheau, and in this documentary she offers a powerful and provocative look at a remarkable breed of animals humans still don't fully understand, and how the financial interests of water parks and resorts may run counter to the best interests of the animals they put on display.

"It not only delivers astonishing, suspenseful footage that makes it a legitimate thriller, but also serves up thoughtful meditations about using wild animals for our own entertainment." -- David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

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

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

 

 

Friday Night Feature - 'Side Effects'

We will screen SIDE EFFECTS November 15 in our Community Room.
We will screen SIDE EFFECTS November 15 in our Community Room.

Friday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Side Effects (2013) Starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, and Catherine Zeta-Jones; Rated R; 90 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.

"Side Effects is a cracking thriller that ranks amongst Soderbergh's best, featuring electric performances by Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum." -- Peter Howell, Toronto Star

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'What Maisie Knew'

We will screen WHAT MAISIE KNEW September 13.
We will screen WHAT MAISIE KNEW September 13.

Friday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.What Maisie Knew (2013) Starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Onata Aprile, Joanna Vanderham, and Steve Coogan; Rated R; 99 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A contemporary reimagining of Henry James' novel, this film tells the story of a captivating little girl's struggle for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through the eyes of the title's heroine, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit.

"The result is a film that deeply engages us on multiple levels. Not only do we wonder what Maisie knows and how she knows it, we want to get this seedling to a place where she won't have to be transplanted every day." -- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Intimate, unnerving and entirely addictive." -- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com

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

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

Friday Night Features in June

We will screen QUARTET on June 21.
We will screen QUARTET on June 21.

Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Late Bloomers (2011) Starring William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini; Not Rated; 95 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Mary and Adam aren’t your typical older couple, they’re high functioning and stylish and to their great surprise, they’ve entered the senior category. Adam is in frantic denial, desperately looking for the fountain of youth as Mary decides to deal with the situation by doing what she does best, taking care of her husband and family. After 30 years together, the married couple confronts the unpalatable realities of getting older and concludes that emotional absence is the easiest way to cope. But at what point does distance become divorce?

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

Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.The Guilt Trip (2012) Starring Seth Rogan and Barbra Streisand; Rated PG-13; 95 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A traveling salesman talks his mother into heading out on the road with him so that he can, unbeknownst to her; reunite her with a former fling in this comedy.

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

Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Quartet (2013) Starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, and Michael Gambon; Rated R; 105 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it’s a star. For Reginald Paget, Wilfred Bond and Cecily Robson this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they’re in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton. Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House’s gala concert?

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

Friday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Well-Digger’s Daughter (2011) Starring Daniel Auteuil, Kad Merad, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Sabine Azema, Jean-Pierre Darroussin; Not Rated; 105 minutes. Presented in French with English subtitles.

This remake of the 1940’s classic stars Auteuil as the eponymous well-digger Pascal, a widower living with his six daughters in the Provence countryside at the start of World War I. His eldest, Patricia, has returned home from Paris to help raise her sisters, and Pascal dreams of marrying her off to his loyal assistant Felipe. But when she’s impregnated by a wealthy young pilot who promptly abandons her for the frontlines, Pascal is left to contend with the consequences.

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 - 'The Giant Mechanical Man'

We will screen THE GIANT MECHANICAL MAN July 12.
We will screen THE GIANT MECHANICAL MAN July 12.

Friday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.The Giant Mechanical Man (2012) Starring Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina, and Topher Grace; Rated PG-13; 94 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

This is a charming comedic love story between Janice, a woman in her 30’s who has yet to learn how to navigate adulthood, and Tim, a devoted artist who finds that his unique talents as a silver-painted street performer don’t exactly pay the bills. Evicted from her apartment and forced to move in with her overbearing sister, Janice is on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided pressure to date an egotistical self-help guru. Everyone seems to know what’s best for Janice, but Tim helps her find her own voice and realize that it only takes one person to make you feel important.

"An earnest, good-hearted movie." -- Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat

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

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

Wednesday Matinee - 'Elf'

Screening in our Community Room Wednesday, December 18 at 1:30 p.m.
Screening in our Community Room Wednesday, December 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 18 at 1:30 p.m. - Elf (2003) Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, and Zooey Deschanel; Rated PG; 97 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

"A disarmingly funny holiday comedy." -- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"You'll laugh hard, you'll laugh often, and you'll leave wishing you still believed in Santa." -- Tom Long, Detroit News

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

 

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