Movies

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

Upcoming movies:

June 4:  Need For Speed (132 minutes):  Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.  Starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper.

June 11:  I’ll Follow You Down (98 minutes):  After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later – one that may bring him home.  Starring Gillian Anderson and Haley Joel Osment.

June 18:  The Fault In Our Stars (126 minutes):  Two teens, both who have different cancer conditions, fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group.  Starring Shallene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

June 25:  What If (98 minutes):  Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.  Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.

July 2:  Unbroken (137 minutes):  After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.  Starring Jack O’Connell and Domhnall Gleeson.

July 9:  The Theory of Everything (123 minutes):  A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.  Starring Eddie Redmayna and Felicity Jones.

July 16:  Selma (128 minutes):  A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.  Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo.

July 23:  Big Eyes (106 minutes):  A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.  Starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.

July 30:  The Imitation Game (114 minutes):  During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.  Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

August 6:  Into the Woods (125 minutes):  A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree.  Starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick.

August 13:  Whiplash (107 minutes):  A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.  Starring Miles Teller and JK Simmons.

August 20:  St. Vincent (102 minutes):  A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.  Starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy.

August 27:  Chef (114 minutes):  A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.  Starring Jon Fevreau and John Leguizamo.

September 3:  Song One (86 minutes):  A young woman strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother’s favorite musician.  Starring Anne Hathaway and Johnny Flynn.

September 10: 50 to 1 (110 minutes):  A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies for the Kentucky Derby. Based on the inspiring true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs, becoming the ultimate underdogs in a final showdown with the world’s racing elite.  Starring Skeet Ulrich and Christian Kane

September 17:  The Rewrite (107 minutes):  An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.  Starring Olivia Luccardi and Marisa Tomei.

September 24:  Interstellar (169 minutes):  A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.  Starring Ellen Burstyn and Matthew McConaughey.