Movies @ the Library
The library hosts free movies for the public throughout the year. Join us for the very best in newly released DVDs. Each movie will be chosen from the very latest DVDs that the library is allowed to show and will be announced at least one week prior to the showing. In addition to feature films, we also show foreign films, recently released documentaries and retrospective film series.
Saturday, January 30 at 1:30PM – Auditorium
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (2015) R starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell
Rated r; no children.
Entrenched in the racial tumult of Los Angeles in the mid-1980’s, a group of aspiring rappers banded together to revolutionize the global consumption of hip-hop and popular culture. NWA was born out of racial frustration and the disadvantaged economics of their South Central neighborhood. F. Gary Gray directs this biopic about the rise to stardom for the act that earned the moniker of “The World’s Most Dangerous Group”.
“Director F. Gary Gray turns the meteoric rise and fractious fall of rap supergroup N.W.A. into a sprawling, exhilarating Los Angeles hip-hop epic.” – Variety
“Straight Outta Compton functions as both a compelling, damnably topical political statement and a slickly produced piece of commercial art.” – Globe and Mail
“Straight Outta Compton makes that same thudding power echo in the thrill of a fresh track and the first rhymes from five young men who changed the music landscape nearly 30 years ago.” – Toronto Star
Monday, February 8 at 6:00PM – Auditorium
BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015) PG 13 starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Brian Hutchison
Rated PG 13; no children younger than 13 will be permitted to attend without a responsible adult.
James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
“A crackling Cold War espionage thriller that thrums with suspense and fleet precision.” – Entertainment Weekly
“An absorbing true-life espionage tale very smoothly handled by old pros who know what they’re doing.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Spielberg’s best film since Saving Private Ryan.” – New York Post
Saturday, February 27 at 2:00PM – Auditorium
Rated r; no children.
In 1970s South Boston, FBI agent John Connolly persuades Irish mobster Jimmy Bulger to collaborate with the FBI in order to eliminate their common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement while consolidating his power and becoming one of the most ruthless and dangerous gangsters in Boston history.
“Black Mass is a tightly wound piece of work, and Cooper keeps its many small parts moving with ease.” – Village Voice
“It’s a very good film about a very bad man.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Depp shines in a solid gangster biopic.” – Hollywood Reporter”Director F. Gary Gray turns the meteoric rise and fractious fall of rap supergroup N.W.A. into a sprawling, exhilarating Los Angeles hip-hop epic.” – Variety