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.
Monday, March 2 at 6:30PM – Auditorium
THE HOMESMAN (2014) R starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank. Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to help her.
Tommy Lee Jones, has made a wrenching, relentless and anti-heroic western that stands among the year’s most powerful American films. Salon.com
Jones tells this story with care and a lack of hurry, a pace to fit an age when people traveled no faster than two mules pulling a wagon could carry them. Roger Moore
Rated R; no children.
Saturday, March 14 at 2:00PM – Auditorium
HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 (2014) R starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.
“Bateman has never been funnier on film, because the zingers he launches are bounced off of the oafish Sudeikis and the ferrety Day.” – New York Daily News
Rated R; no children.
Monday, March 30 at 6:30PM – Auditorium
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014) PG-13 starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. This is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking.
“…tremendously moving and inspirational.” – New York Post
“A stirring and bittersweet love story, inflected with tasteful good humor…” – Variety
Saturday, April 11 at 1:30PM – Auditorium
UNBROKEN (2014) PG-13 starring Jack O’Connell and Takamasa Ishihara. Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
“This great, tough-skinned movie can stand with the muscular action dramas that are a crucial part of American movie canon.” – New York Daily News
“…has strong appeal as an extraordinary survival story, and Laura Hillenbrand’s first-rate book that inspired it has not been on the best-seller lists for four years for nothing.” – Hollywood Reporter
If you didn’t see it at the theater, join us for free admission and popcorn (on occasion). Movies are generally shown in the library’s upstairs auditorium. Please check the library calendar for late breaking changes to the schedule or weather cancellations. Hope to see you!