There's always something curious in the air whenever September rolls around. It's hard to resist the desire to try something new...to be curious...to learn...to reconnect. Our selection of films for the September screenings bring some new and different titles to invigorate your fall Fridays.
In the spirit of September, here's an early fall pop quiz. Match the tag line with the film.
"I worked too hard. And too long. I ain't goin' down without a fight."
"How did one woman save 2500 children?"
"What if you had a second chance to find true love? The greatest love story ever told...is your own."
"The True Story of a multi-billion dollar art heist and how they got away with it."
September 3 at 7:30 p.m. -- THE COURAGEOUS HEART OF IRENA SENDLER(2009) Starring Anna Paquin, Goran Visnjic, Marcia Gay Harden; Not rated, 95 minutes
This is the story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto. Often called "The Female Schindler," Sendler not only saved thousands of lives, but also countless generations of their descendents.
September 10 at 7:30 p.m. -- THAT EVENING SUN (2010) Starring Hal Holbrook, Ray McKinnon, Mia Wasikowska; Rated PG-13; 110 minutes
In this critically-acclaimed gen, Abner Meecham is fleeing the retirement home where his son abandoned him and is setting out to reclaim his beloved Tennessee farmstead -- only to find it's been leased to an old enemy, the volatile Lonzo Choat. After Abner intervenes to protect Choat's daughter from her drunken father's abuse, events spiral toward a startling, violent climax in "...an exceptionally fine, richly atmospheric film."
September 17 at 7:30 p.m. -- THE ART OF THE STEAL (2009) Documentary; Not rated; 101 minutes
It's been called the greatest theft of art since the Second World War. Reveals how a private collection of paintings became the envy of the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other major institutions, and the prize in a battle between one man's vision and the forces of commerce and politics. Founded in 1922 by wealthy American drug developer and art collector Albert C. Barnes, the Barnes Foundation became the finest collection of paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, and Van Gogh.
September 24 at 7:30 p.m. -- LETTERS TO JULIET (2010) Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gael Garcia Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave; Rated PG; 105 minutes
When a young American travels to the city of Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet fame, she joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. After answering a letter dated 1957, she inspires its author to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love and sets off a chain of events that will bring love into both their lives unlike anything they could ever imagine.
Click on the images to watch the movie trailers and then join us on Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. for our Friday Night Films!
All films are free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).