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

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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

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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

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Friday Night Feature - "Tower Heist"

Friday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. 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.

"It's a cunningly engineered movie that's as much fun as "Ocean's 11," a tale of a Renoir of ripoff who matches skills with freewheeling, improvisational rivals -- the Jackson Pollocks of plunder." - Kyle Smith, New York Post

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

Friday Night Features in June

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Friday Night Feature - "The Iron Lady"

Friday, May 11 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. -- THE IRON LADY (2011) Starring Meryl Streep and Richard E. Grant; Rated PG-13; 102 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

The Iron Lady tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.

Academy Award Winner, Best Actress (Meryl Streep)

"Streep's performance is so true and so uncannily accurate, so full and so complete in its understanding, that she is fascinating every second she is onscreen." -- Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Chronicle

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 Features in May

We're showing The Descendants on Friday, May 4.
We're showing The Descendants on Friday, May 4.

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.

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

Friday, May 11 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - The Iron Lady (2011) Starring Meryl Streep and Richard E. Grant; Rated PG-13; 102 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

The Iron Lady tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.

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

Friday, May 18 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Margin Call (2011) Starring Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, and Demi Moore; Rated R; 109 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

This thriller revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

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

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.

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 - "Margin Call"

Friday, May 18 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. -- MARGIN CALL (2011) Starring Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, and Demi Moore; Rated R; 109 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

This thriller revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis.

"Margin Call is one of the strongest American films of the year and easily the best Wall Street movie ever made." -- David Denby, New Yorker

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).

 

 

This Month's Wednesday Matinee - "The Vow"

This month, stop in and enjoy a summer romance!

Wednesday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m. - THE VOW (2012) Starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams; Rated PG-13; 104 minutes; Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again.

"Rachel and Channing have magical movie chemistry." -- Rachel Smith, FOX5 Vegas

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

Friday Night Feature - "Monsoon Wedding"

Friday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Monsoon Wedding (2002) Starring Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shetty, and Vasundhara Das; Rated R; 114 minutes. In Hindi with English subtitles.

Here comes the bride--but is she ready? This romantic comedy from New Delhi native Mira Nair is set in contemporary India where bride to be Aditi has to contend with her traditional father Lalit Verma who loves his family dearly but does not have time for their “modern ways.” The Punjabi family travels from all over to enjoy the festivities surrounding the wedding. Aditi faces the dilemma of an arranged marriage and how it conflicts with her contemporary take on relationships.

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

April is our Foreign Film Series month!

 

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Friday Night Feature - "My Best Friend"

Friday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - My Best Friend (2006) Starring Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon, Julie Gayet, Julie Durand, and Jacques Mathou; Rated PG-13; 94 minutes. French with English subtitles.

François is a gently ruthless art trader who will do nearly anything to make a deal, and when his colleague Catherine throws him a birthday party, someone points out that all the guests are business associates, not personal friends. While François protests that he does indeed have friends, Catherine calls him on it and makes a bet. François agrees to the challenge, but while going through his address book, he begins to realize he really doesn’t have any especially close friends. Over the course of several days, François keeps running into Bruno, a gregarious and friendly taxi driver, and while Bruno’s personality rubs François the wrong way, he notices that the cabbie has a way of making people like him. Eager to win his bet with Catherine, François recruits Bruno to give him a crash course in making friends and influencing people, hoping to find a buddy before his deadline.

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

April is our Foreign Film Series month!

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

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