Friday Night Feature - 'The Longest Ride'

Friday, July 31st at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. - The Longest Ride (2015) Starring Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Alan Alda, Jack Huston, and Oona Chaplin; Rated PG-13; 139 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world.  As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.  Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, The Longest Ride explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.

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

Docs and Discussion: Beats of the Antonov

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Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30 p.m. - Beats of the Antonov (2014); NR; 68 minutes.

Docs and Discussion is our new film discussion series meant to inspire thoughtful conversation on a global topic.

Sudan has been in an almost constant state of civil war since it achieved independence in 1956, and it split into a pair of sovereign states in 2011. On the border between the two, Russian-made Antonov planes indiscriminately drop bombs on settlements in the Nuba Mountains below. Yet, incredibly, the people of the Blue Nile respond to adversity with music, singing and dancing to celebrate their survival. Beats of the Antonov explores how music binds a community together, offering hope and a common identity for refugees engaged in a fierce battle to protect cultural traditions and heritage from those trying to obliterate them

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This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS. Beats of the Antonov premiers on PBS Monday, August 3rd.

Friday Night Feature - 'The Decoy Bride'

Friday, August 14th  at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - The Decoy Bride (2011) Starring David Tennant, Alice Eve and Kelly Macdonald; Rated PG; 89 minutes;

When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent

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Wednesday Matinee - 'Mr. Turner'

Wednesday,  August 19th at 1:30 P.M. -  Mr. Turner  (2014) Starring Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Lesley Manville and Martin Savage ; Rated R; 150 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

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

Docs and Discussion: The Storm Makers

Wednesday, August 19th at 6:30 p.m. - The Storm Makers (2014); NR; 66 minutes.

Docs and Discussion is our new film discussion series meant to inspire thoughtful conversation on a global topic.

More than half a million Cambodians work abroad, and a staggering third of those become slaves. Many are young women, held prisoner and forced to work in horrific conditions, sometimes as prostitutes. A chilling exposé of Cambodia's human trafficking underworld, The Storm Makers weaves the story of Aya, a young peasant sold into slavery at age 16, with that of two powerful traffickers (known as "storm makers" for the havoc they wreak) who use deception to funnel a stream of poor and illiterate people across the country's borders. French-Cambodian filmmaker Guillaume Suon presents an eye-opening look at the cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels this brutal modern slave trade.

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This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS. The Storm Makers premiers on PBS Friday, August 31st.

Friday Night Feature - 'Elsa & Fred'

Friday, August  21st at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Elsa & Fred  (2014) Starring Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Noth, Scott Bakula and Wendell Pierce; Rated PG-13; 104 minutes;

Aged, embittered widower Fred learns to enjoy life thanks to his elderly yet vibrant neighbor Elsa. Upon learning Elsa is terminally ill, Fred takes her to the Fontana di Trevi in Rome in order to reenact her favorite scene from "La Dolce Vita"

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Jurassic Park'

Friday, August 28th at 6:30 and 8:45p.m.Jurassic Park (1993) Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, B.D. Wong, Samuel L. Jackson; Rated PG-13 ; 127minutes;

An age-old fantasy becomes a reality as dinosaurs are genetically re-created for the ultimate theme park in this adaptation of Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel, Jurassic Park. The adventure begins in wonder and excitement for the park’s first visitors, but soon takes a suspenseful turn as the dinosaurs break out of their carefully constructed environment and begin to wreak havoc.

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Docs and Discussion: Ai Weiwei:The Fake Case

Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. - Ai Weiwei:The Fake Case (2013); NR; 86 minutes.

Docs and Discussion is our new film discussion series meant to inspire thoughtful conversation on a global topic.

Ai Weiwei has a serious problem with authority: The Chinese government not only kidnapped and imprisoned the world-renowned artist in a secret location for protesting its repressive policies, but after his release it conducted a show trial on baseless charges of tax evasion and pornography. Ai Weiwei:The Fake Case, a stunning and stirring documentary by Andreas Johnsen, dissects the persecution and shows how the government's attempts to silence Ai Weiwei have turned him into China's most powerful artist and an irrepressible voice for free speech and human rights around the globe. 

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

This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS. Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case premiers on PBS Friday, October 2nd.

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