Friday Night Feature - 'Still Alice'

Friday, May 22nd at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Still Alice (2014) Starring Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin, and Shane McRae; Rated PG-13; 101 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children. All that begins to change when she strangely starts to forget words and then more. When her doctor diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family's lives face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread. Along the way, Alice struggles to not only to fight the inner decay, but to make the most of her remaining time to find the love and peace to make simply living worthwhile.

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'American Sniper'

Friday, May 29th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. - American Sniper (2014) Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Jake McDorman, and Ben Reed; Rated R; 134 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

 In the aftermath of 9/11, Chris Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. Once deployed, Chris' reputation as a sniper who never misses makes him a legend among his fellow troops, and earns him the moniker "The Devil of Ramadi" from his enemies. With a substantial bounty on his head, Kyle makes it his personal mission to take out a sadistic Iraqi soldier known as "The Butcher," as well as an elusive enemy marksman with a skill to rival his own. The closer he gets to achieving his goals during repeat tours of duty, however, the more fellow soldiers he sees die, and the further he drifts from his wife and their two children back home. It all leads up to a tense rooftop gunfight in a raging sandstorm -- one that convinces the sniper once and for all to make his family his top priority. Unfortunately, all is not well as Kyle struggles to make the transition back to civilian life, but he discovers that helping his fellow veterans is an effective way to do good and make peace with his wartime experiences.

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Life Itself'

Friday, June 5th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. - Life Itself (2015) Starring Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Raven Evans, Ava DuVernay, Ramin Bahrani, and Richard Corliss; Rated R; 120 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Director Steve James creates a portrait of influential Chicago Sun Times film critic Roger Ebert. Officially an adaptation of Ebert's bestselling memoir of the same name, the documentary uses Ebert's valiant struggle with cancer as a structural device to examine his many career accomplishments. As a series of flashbacks take us through Ebert's colorful life and times, James periodically returns to his subject's traumatic last days in the hospital, where his wife Chaz and other loved ones prepare to say their last goodbyes. The result is a reverent meditation on the life and death of the writer whose passion for film was evident in every review he penned, but whose love of life taught his loyal readers to treasure every moment. 

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Spare Parts'

Friday, June 12th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Spare Parts (2015) Starring George Lopez, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos Peña, David Del Rio. and Esai Morales; Rated PG-13; 83 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

George Lopez and Marisa Tomei star in this drama inspired by the true story of four undocumented Mexican-American high-school students who enter the National Underwater Robotics Competition. There, with the help of their teacher, the savvy young students test their tech skills against some of the brightest minds at MIT. Jamie Lee Curtis, Esai Morales, and Alexa PenaVega co-star. 

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

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

Family Film- 'Wings of Life'

Saturday, June 13th at 1 p.m. - Wings of Life (2011) Starring Meryl Streep; Rated G; 77 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you "Earth", "Oceans", "African Cats" and "Chimpanzee", comes "Wings of Life" – a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures.

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

The Darien Library is proud to cosponsor this event with the Darien Land Trust, Darien Nature Center, and the Garden Club of Darien.

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

Wednesday Matinee- 'Interstellar'

Wednesday, June 17th at 1:30 - Interstellar (2014) Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain; Rated PG-13; 169 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

In the near future, Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate. When humanity is facing extinction, a mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the opportunity to widen its lifespan. A group of explorers must travel beyond our solar system in search of a planet that can sustain life. The crew of the Endurance are required to think bigger and go further than any human in history as they embark on an interstellar voyage into the unknown. Coop, the pilot of the Endurance, must decide between seeing his children again and the future of the human race.

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Caddyshack'

Friday, June 19th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Caddyshack (1980) Starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Bill Murray, Michael O'Keefe, and Sarah Holcomb; Rated R; 99 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

At an exclusive country club for WASPish snobs, an ambitious young caddy (Michael O'Keefe) from an overpopulated home eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favor of the elitist Judge Smails (Ted Knight), then the caddy golf tournament which the good judge sponsors. Of course, there are love interests as well -- one good, one naughty -- not to mention several foes he must vanquish along the way. 

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Le Chef'

Friday, June 26th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Le Chef (2012) Starring Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Julien Boisselier, Raphaëlle Agogué, Salomé Stévenin, and Serge Larivière; Rated PG-13; 85 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

A famous chef finds his position at a renowned restaurant threatened by a young hotshot who specializes in chemically enhanced cuisine, and partners with a self-taught gourmet to save his failing career. Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is the king of the kitchen at Cargo Lagarde. But his position at the top is threatened when scheming CEO Stanislas Matter (Julien Boisselier) plots to have the restaurant's rating lowered in order to make room for an ambitious young chef with more modern sensibilities. Meanwhile, things go from bad to worse for the old pro when he runs out of new ideas as Matter begins trimming his kitchen staff. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, however, Legarde meets Jacky Bonnot (Michaël Youn), a young cook whose creativity in the kitchen makes up for his lack of formal training. Together with his talented new assistant Bonnot, Legarde prepares to whip up an exciting menu just in time to impress the discerning critics from the Guide, and save his sinking career. 

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

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

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