Get ready to commit in 2010! In broad daylight! On January 6th, we will begin our brand new Wednesday Matinee Film Series at the Library. Movies will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Community Room and will be a mix of big feature films, classics, documentaries, foreign films, overlooked films, and occasionally, a 2nd showing of a popular Friday film (our Friday Film Series will begin on February 5th).
Here's the schedule:
January 6 - The Proposal - (2009) Starring Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, and Betty White; Rated PG-13; 108 minutes
When high-powered editor Margaret faces deportation to Canada, she fakes an engagement to her put-upon assistant Andrew, whom she’s tormented for years. He agrees to participate but says she must meet his quirky Alaskan family where Margaret is a true fish-out-of-water in this romantic comedy.
January 13 - Twelve Angry Men - (1957) Starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Klugman, and Jack Warden; Not rated; 96 minutes
"Twelve Angry Men" pursues a jury’s dilemma to the limit and in the process becomes a truly rare film. The entire film takes place in the jury room, where the guilt or innocence of a young ghetto youth, accused of murder, is at stake. When Juror #8 (Henry Fonda) is not convinced of the boy’s guilt, an exploration of the issue "beyond a reasonable doubt" ensues.
January 20 - Big Fish - (2003) Starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, and Jessica Lange; Rated PG-13; 125 minutes
Edward Bloom has always been a teller of tall tales especially about his own life. He has created a past for himself that has taken him from a small Alabama town on journeys around the work. His stories found him encountering giants, blizzards, witches and he even had a run-in with conjoined-twin lounge singers. Now that he is dying, his estranged son Will just wants to get a glimpse of what his father is really like.
January 27 - The Cove (2009) A documentary; Rated PG-13; 92 minutes
This film begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has come to set things right. In the 1960s, it was O’Barry who captured and trained the dolphins that played the title character in the television show “Flipper.” He has now discovered a terrifying secret in a secluded cove where thousands of dolphins are hunted for meat and underhanded dealing to the entertainment industry.