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 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.

July 2:  Nebraska (115 minutes):  An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. Starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte.

July 10:  The Great Gatsby (143 minutes):  A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Corey Mulligan.

July 17:  12 Years a Slave (134 minutes): In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael K. Williams.

July 24:  Saving Mr. Banks (125 minutes): Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.

July 31:  RUSH (123 minutes):  The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Starring Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth.

August 7:  Philomena (98 minutes):  A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

August 14:  August:  Osage County (121 minutes):  A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Starring Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, and Julia Roberts.

August 21:  Dallas Buyers Club (117 minutes):  In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner.

August 28:  Last Vegas (105 minutes):  Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. Starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline.

September 4:  Gravity (91 minutes):  A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

September 11:  The Book Thief (131 minutes):  While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. Starring Sophie Nelisse and Geoffrey Rush.

September 18:  Pirate Radio (117 minutes):  A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy.

September 25:  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (114 minutes):  A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig.