For the first time ever, our Friday Film Series will not end when April ends. We've got films planned straight through* May and June (and beyond)! During May and June, our selections include several Oscar-nominated performances, beginning with Crazy Heart, for which Jeff Bridges won the Best Actor Oscar. Music, humor, history, bravery, tenacity, and wisdom infuse and inspire our spring lineup and our spring. Please join us on Friday nights at 7:30 for our Friday Night Films.
May 7 at 7:30 p.m.– CRAZY HEART
(2009) Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Robert Duvall; Rated R; 111minutes
The powerful story of a country music star’s rocky road to redemption. Bad Blake is a boozy, broken-down singer who reaches for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the music. Will Bad Blake’s hard living and crazy heart cost him his last chance at a comeback?
May 14 at 7:30 p.m. – THE YOUNG VICTORIA–(2009) Emily Blunt, Miranda Richardson, James Broadbent; Rated PG; 105 minutes This dramatization covers the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. At the age of 17, Victoria was already the object of a royal power struggle as she was in line for the throne and everyone is vying to win her favor.
May 21 – SPECIAL MOVIE EVENT – Meet the Author, Kevin Coupe, co-author of “The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies” Author presentation and book signing to begin at 7:30. Film screening of BOTTLE SHOCK to begin at 8:30 p.m. For more information, please click here.
May 28 at 7:30 p.m. – IT’S COMPLICATED – (2009) Meryl Street, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Rita Wilson; Rated R; 120 minutes Jane is the mother of three grown kids, has a thriving business and an amicable relationship with her ex-husband Jake. But when an innocent meal turns into an affair, Jane finds herself as the other woman. When an architect falls for Jane, he soon realizes he’s become part of a love triangle as things get very complicated.
June 4 at 7:30 p.m. – INVICTUS – (2009) Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Scott Eastwood; Rated PG-13; 133 minutes The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team to help unite their country. Believing he can bring his racially and economically divided country together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies his underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
*June 11 – NO FILM – Please join us for a musical concert by ACABELLA, an all-female vocal group (pictured, right) featuring 14 women from lower Fairfield County. This gifted and committed auditioned group is popular for its talent and wide-ranging repertoire, which ranges from big band tunes to Broadway hits to disco and pop music. (7:30 p.m.) For more details, please click here.
June 18 at 7:30 p.m. – OWL AND THE SPARROW – (2007) Cat Ly, The Lu Le, Han Thi Pham; Rated PG; 98 minutes; In Vietnamese with English subtitles On the bustling streets of Saigon, three very different people are seeking connection are about to collide. A beautiful flight attendant looking for love. A zookeeper hiding within his animal kingdom to nurse a broken heart. And the young flower-selling runaway who brings them together. But to avoid the authorities and a strict uncle tracking her down, she will need all of her cleverness and determination if she is going to grab any chance at lasting happiness.
June 25 at 7:30 p.m. – EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES – (2009) Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell; Rated PG; 105 minutes Inspired by the true story of John Crowley, a man who defied conventional wisdom and great odds, and risked his family’s future to pursue a cure for his children’s life-threatening disease. He teams with Dr. Stonehill, a brilliant, but unappreciated and unconventional scientist who helps him find the cure.
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).