This Month's Wednesday Matinee - "13 Going on 30"

Wednesday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. - 13 GOING ON 30 (2004) Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis, and Kathy Baker; Rated PG-13; 97 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Jenna Rink is a typical preteen who wants to grow up fast more than anything else in the world. On her 13th birthday she gets way more than she bargained for when she wishes for a new life. She gets one … but it is inside the body of a 30-year-old magazine editor! She has to track down her best friend - convince him that she isn’t crazy – and then try and figure out how to get her old life back.

"Alias superspy Jennifer Garner makes the most of her first starring role and discovers that love -- and navigating adult life -- really is a battlefield." -- Betsy Bozdech, Hollywood.com

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Silver Linings Playbook'

We will screen SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK in our Community Room May 3.
We will screen SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK in our Community Room May 3.

Friday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro; Rated R; 122 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

"A crazy beaut of a comedy that brims with generosity and manages to circumvent predictability at every turn." -- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

"It shouldn't work - there's just too much going on. But it does. Spectacularly. Go see it." -- Tom Long, Detroit News

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

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

Friday Night Features in June

We're showing The Artist on Friday, June 29.
We're showing The Artist on Friday, June 29.

Friday, June 1 at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Starring Starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and Tom Hardy; Rated R; 127 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Based on the classic novel of the same name, the international thriller is set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th Century. George Smiley, a disgraced British spy, is rehired in secret by his government – which fears that the British Secret Intelligence Service, a.k.a. MI-6, has been compromised by a double agent working for the Soviets.

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

Friday, June 8 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Tower Heist (2011) Starring Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, and Alan Alda; Rated PG-13; 104 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

This comedy caper is about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them.

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

Friday, June 15 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - One for the Money (2011) Starring Katherine Heigl, Daniel Sunjata, and John Lequizamo; Rated PG-13; 91 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Stephanie Plum can’t catch a break. At 30, she finds herself newly-divorced, recently laid-off, and living with her hamster in Trenton, NJ. Broke and desperate, she lands a job working for her slimy cousin his bail bond business. In need of fast cash, she latches on to his biggest case - a local cop wanted for murder - who just happens to be the guy that broke her heart in high school. Stephanie gets resourceful and tough, as she is swept up in a suspenseful world of murder and deceit, with a bit of romance.

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

Friday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Carnage (2011) Starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, and Elvis Polanski; Rated R; 80 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the “victim” invite the parents of the “bully” over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of childrearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. None of them will escape the carnage.

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

Friday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - The Artist (2011) Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, and Penelope Ann Miller; Rated PG-13; 100 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky’s the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies.

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).

Friday Night Feature - "How to Live Forever"

Friday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. -- HOW TO LIVE FOREVER (2011) Documentary featuring Ray Bradbury, Phyllis Diller, Willard Scott, and Suzanne Somers; Not Rated; 94 minutes.

Director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. But whose advice should he take? Does 94-year-old exercise guru Jack LaLanne have all the answers, or does Buster, a 101-year-old chain-smoking, beer-drinking marathoner? What about futurist Ray Kurzweil, a laughter yoga expert, or an elder porn star? Wexler explores the viewpoints of delightfully unusual characters alongside those of health, fitness and life- extension experts in this engaging new documentary, which challenges our notions of youth and aging with comic poignancy.

"An expert documentary, a responsible yet lighthearted film about the absurd things that folks do in the face of death." -- Chris Faraone, Boston Phoenix

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

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

Friday Night Feature - "The Artist"

Friday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. -- THE ARTIST (2011) Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, and Penelope Ann Miller; Rated PG-13; 100 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky’s the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies.

Winner of Five Academy Awards including Best Picture

"The Artist is the most surprising and delightful film of 2011." -- Tom Long, Detroit News

"It's a rocket to the moon fueled by unadulterated joy and pure imagination." -- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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

Friday Night Features in July

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

Friday Night Feature - 'The Impossible'

We will screen THE IMPOSSIBLE in our Community Room April 26th.
We will screen THE IMPOSSIBLE in our Community Room April 26th.

Friday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.The Impossible (2012) Starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts; Rated PG-13; 114 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. This film is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

"This is an unforgettable tribute to the determination of a very special family." -- Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com

"This is a movie about the will to survive that physically acknowledges that will may not be enough." -- Tom Long, Detroit News

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 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Friday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. -- TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (2011) Starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and Tom Hardy; Rated R; 127 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Based on the classic novel of the same name, the international thriller is set at the height of the Cold War years of the mid-20th Century. George Smiley, a disgraced British spy, is rehired in secret by his government – which fears that the British Secret Intelligence Service, a.k.a. MI-6, has been compromised by a double agent working for the Soviets.

"Gary Oldman is one of the best actors on the planet." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Utterly absorbing, extremely smart and beautifully executed." -- Angie Errigo, Empire

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

Friday Night Features in June

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

Friday Night Feature - "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

Friday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. -- EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE (2012) Starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, and Stephen Daldry; Rated PG-13; 129 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player and pacifist, searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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

Friday Night Features in May

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

Friday Night Feature - "The Descendants"

Friday, May 4 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. -- THE DESCENDANTS (2011) Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, and Amara Miller; Rated R; 115 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Matt King is an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Academy Award Winner, Best Adapted Screenplay

"One of the year's best films, a bubbly meditation on family and responsibility that weighs just enough to matter." - Tom Long, Detroit News

"A tough, tender, observant, exquisitely nuanced portrait of mixed emotions at their most confounding and profound -- all at play within a deliciously damp, un-touristy Hawaii that's at once lush and lovely to look at." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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

Friday Night Features in May

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

 

Friday Night Feature - "Carnage"

Friday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. -- CARNAGE (2011) Starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, and Elvis Polanski; Rated R; 80 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

After two boys duke it out on a playground, the parents of the “victim” invite the parents of the “bully” over to work out their issues. A polite discussion of childrearing soon escalates into verbal warfare, with all four parents revealing their true colors. None of them will escape the carnage.

"A brilliantly discomfiting comedy of frustration." -- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Foster is particularly impressive in a stridently unattractive role, as the pinched, angry liberal who's orchestrated the meeting but doesn't get quite the apology she wants." -- J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

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

Friday Night Features in June

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

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