Movies

Movies are shown in the Library’s Adult Meeting Room every Thursday at 2pm.  Registration is not required; all are invited.

Upcoming movies:

January 2:  Anna Karenina (129 minutes):  Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. Starring Matthew Macfadyen and Keira Knightley.

January 9:  Won’t Back Down (121 minutes):  Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis.

January 16:  Liz and Dick (88 minutes):  The torrid relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Starring Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler.

January 23:  Quartet (98 minutes):  At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, and Billy Connolly.

January 30:  Laura (88 minutes):  A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he’s investigating. Starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews.

 February 6:  The Butler (132 minutes):  As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society. Starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

February 13:   Red 2 (116 minutes):  Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren.

February 20:  Man of Steel (143 minutes):  A young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extrastellar origin when Earth is invaded by members of his own race. Starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.

February 27:  Unfinished Song (93 minutes):   Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife’s passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James. Starring Terence Stamp and Gemma Arterton.

March 6:  Kon-Tiki (118 minutes):  Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. Starring Pal Sverre Hagen and Anders Baasmo Christiansen.

March 13:  The Quiet Man (129 minutes):  A retired American boxer returns to the village where he was born in Ireland, where he finds love. Starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.

March 20:  Behind the Candelabra (118 minutes):  Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted. Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.

March 27:  Captain Phillips (134 minutes):  The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi.

April 3:  Unstoppable (98 minutes):  With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe. Starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine.

April 10:  Everybody’s Fine (99 minutes):  A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children. Starring Robert De Niro and Kate Beckinsale.

April 17:  The Lone Ranger (149 minutes):  Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.

April 24:  White House Down (131 minutes):  While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. Starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.

May 1:  Blue Jasmine (98 minutes):  A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn’t bringing money, peace, or love…Starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin.

May 8:  Girl Most Likely (103 minutes):  A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News. Starring Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening.

May 15:  Enough Said (93 minutes):  A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she’s interested in learns he’s her new friend’s ex-husband. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini.

May 22:  Love and Honor (100 minutes):  When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back. Starring Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer.

May 29:  Mud (13o minutes):  Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan.

June 5:  Internship (119 minutes):  Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment. Starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

June 12:  39 Steps (86 minutes):  A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and he stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring trying to steal top secret information. Starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll.

June 19:  Much Ado About Nothing (109 minutes):  A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. Starring Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker.

June 26:  The Way Way Back (113 minutes):Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. Starring Steve Carell and Toni Collette.