Friday Night Features in February

We will screen ARGO in our Community Room February 22.
We will screen ARGO in our Community Room February 22.

Friday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Declaration of War (2011) Starring Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm and César Desseix; Not Rated; 100 minutes; In French with English subtitles.

This exuberant and deeply moving film follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront this ordeal together as a form of warfare. Donzelli infuses the story with unexpected verve using a host of cinematic techniques, music and heartbreaking performances that results in a film about a contemporary couple who surprises even themselves with their ability to fight not only for the life of their child but for each other.

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

Friday, February 8 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.Searching for Sugar Man (2012) Documentary Feature; Rated PG-13; 86 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature
This is the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late '60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.

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

Friday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller; Rated PG-13; 103 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A funny and touching coming-of-age story based on the beloved best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. This is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope—and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

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

Friday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.Argo (2012) Starring Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston; Rated PG-13; 120 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of a Canadian ambassador. Inspired by actual events.

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).

Wednesday Matinee - 'Lincoln'

Showing in our Community Room April 17.
Showing in our Community Room April 17.

Wednesday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. - Lincoln (2012)Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Daniel Day-Lewis, Walton Goggins, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and John Hawkes; Rated PG-13; 150 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. This film chronicles the President's time in office between 1861 and 1865 as he dealt with personal demons and politics during the Civil War.

"The film masterfully captures the dual dilemmas facing the president in the final months of his life: how to bring the war between the states to an end, and how to eradicate slavery, once and for all." - Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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

Friday Night Feature - "A Late Quartet"

We will screen A LATE QUARTET April 5
We will screen A LATE QUARTET April 5

Friday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.A Late Quartet (2012) Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, and Catherine Keener; Rated R; 107 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

On the eve of a world renowned string quartet’s 25th anniversary season, their beloved cellist, Peter Mitchell, is diagnosed with the early symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. When Peter announces he wishes to make the upcoming season his last, his three colleagues find themselves at a crossroad. Competing egos and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration.

"An auspicious feature debut for a director whose sensitivity to emotional harmonies is as rewarding as his reverence for timeless, transcendent music." -- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Hitchcock'

We will screen HITCHCOCK in our Community Room April 12.
We will screen HITCHCOCK in our Community Room April 12.

Friday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Hitchcock (2013) Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, and Scarlet Johansson; Rated PG-13; 98 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

This film lays bare the captivating and complex love story between Alfred Hitchcock and his steadfast wife and filmmaking collaborator, Alma Reville. It does so through the sly, shadowy lens of their most daring filmmaking adventure: the making of the spine-tingling 1960 thriller, Psycho, which would become the director’s most controversial and legendary film.

"Filmed with lots of style and a macabre sense of humor the master himself would have enjoyed." -- Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com

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

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

Friday Night Feature - "Safety Not Guaranteed"

Playing in our Community Room Dec. 28.
Playing in our Community Room Dec. 28.

Friday, December 28 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) Starring Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, and Karan Soni; Rated R; 86 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he¹s solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon.

"Safety Not Guaranteed is droll and hilarious, but there isn't a cheap laugh in it, and the ending is so perfect it sends you soaring." -- Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

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

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

 

Special Documentary Screening and Q&A - "Escape Fire"

Showing in our Community Room January 23
Showing in our Community Room January 23

Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. - Escape Fire (2012) Documentary Feature; Rated PG-13; 99 minutes.

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs – almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare spending goes to preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society.

It’s not surprising that healthcare is at the top of many Americans' concerns and at the center of an intense political firestorm in our nation's Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. The film examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care.

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

A Q&A led by Dr. Henri Roca, Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Greenwich Hospital, will follow the film. Dr. Roca is a Diplomat of both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Holistic Integrative Medicine. He currently provides both primary care and consultation services across all ages. Dr. Roca serves on behalf of Yale as a member of the Executive Board of the Consortia of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. He received his M.D. from Louisiana State University, completing his internship and residency in Family Medicine through Marshall University.

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

Friday Night Feature - "The Words"

We will screen The Words Friday, January 25
We will screen The Words Friday, January 25

Friday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Words (2012) Starring Bradley Cooper, Zoe Zaldana, Dennis Quaid; Rated PG-13; 97 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

This layered romantic drama follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There’s only one catch – he didn’t write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man’s work and for placing ambition and success above life’s most fundamental three words.

"This is a film that's thoughtful and elegant..." -- Tom Long, Detroit News

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

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

Wednesday Matinee - "Liberal Arts"

Showing Wednesday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Showing Wednesday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m. - Liberal Arts (2012); Starring Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olson, and Zac Efron; Rated PG-13; 97 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.

"An artful blend of tenderness and sharp, clear-eyed observations. Its characters talk like real people -- who also happen to be smart, appealing and thoughtful." -- Claudia Puig, USA Today

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

Friday Night Feature - "Robot and Frank"

We will screen ROBOT AND FRANK March 15.
We will screen ROBOT AND FRANK March 15.

Friday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Robot and Frank (2012) Starring Frank Langella, James Marsden, and Susan Sarandon; Rated PG-13; 89 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank’s son chooses a different option: against the old man’s wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and heartwarming story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places.

"'Robot & Frank' hits all the right notes - romantic, fantastic, tragic and sweet." -- Tom Long Detroit News

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

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

Friday Night Feature - "Declaration of War"

We will screen DECLARATION OF WAR February 1
We will screen DECLARATION OF WAR February 1

Friday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Declaration of War (2011) Starring Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm and César Desseix; Not Rated; 100 minutes; In French with English subtitles.

This exuberant and deeply moving film follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront this ordeal together as a form of warfare. Donzelli infuses the story with unexpected verve using a host of cinematic techniques, music and heartbreaking performances that results in a film about a contemporary couple who surprises even themselves with their ability to fight not only for the life of their child but for each other.

"The subject matter is as serious as can be, yet the style is vibrant, energetic and engaging -- often tense, but without a trace of woe-is-me." -- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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

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

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