Movies are shown in the Library’s Adult Meeting Room every Thursday at 2pm. Registration is not required; all are invited.
September 5: Zero Dark Thirty (157 minutes): A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. Starring Jessica Chastain and Mark Strong.
September 12: Odd Life of Timothy Green (105 minutes): A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears. Starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton.
September 19: Robot & Frank (89 minutes): Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team. Starring Frank Langella and Liv Tyler.
September 26: Skyfall (143 minutes): Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Starring Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.
October 3: Silver Linings Playbook (122 minutes): After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
October 10: Beasts of the Southern Wild (93 minutes): Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry.
October 17: Hyde Park on Hudson (94 minutes): The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York. Starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney.
October 24: 42 (128 minutes): The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford.
October 31: Bell, Book and Candler (156 minutes): A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancee, so she enchants him to love her instead… only to fall in love with him for real. Starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak.
November 7: The Cold Light of Day (93 minutes): After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase. Starring Henry Cavill and Verónica Echegui.
November 14: Touchback (118 minutes): A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player. Starring Brian Presley and Kurt Russell.
November 21: The Guilt Trip (95 minutes): As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom’s house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride. Starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen.
December 5: Jack Reacher (130 minutes): A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims. Starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike.
December 12: Trouble With the Curve (111 minutes): An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip. Starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams.
December 19: Playing for Keeps (105 minutes): A former sports star who’s fallen on hard times starts coaching his son’s soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn. Starring Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel.
December 26: Safe Haven (115 minutes): A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her. Starring Julianne Hough and David Lyons.
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.