May 8, 2:00-4:15 pm
This month’s movies are St. Vincent and Night Crawler. Registration is requested.
St. Vincent : April 10, 2-3:45 pm
Night Crawler : April 24, 2-4 pm
Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.
Rated R for violence including graphic images, and for language; 1 hour, 57 minutes.
This month’s free movies are Gone Girl (February 6) and Boyhood (February 20).
Gone Girl, based on the popular novel by Gillian Flynn stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. It will be shown starting at 2:00 PM in the Community Room and runs until 4:30 PM. The film has been nominated for several awards, and won many.
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn
Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language; 2 hours and 25 minutes.
Nominee and winner of several awards, including winning 3 Golden Globes this year, Boyhood, was filmed over 12 years with the same cast. This movie will be shown on February 20 starting promptly at 1:30 PM in the Community Room. Due to the length of this film —2 hours and 45 minutes—the start time is earlier than usual to accommodate building schedules.
A groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.
Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
Rated R (for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use); 2 hrs. 45 mins. Registration is requested; sign up today.
Birdman or ‘The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance’ is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton)—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Winner of several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Golden Globe for Best Actor.
Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence; 1 hour 59 minutes.
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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 Traveling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking. Winner of several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama.
Rated PG-13 (for some thematic elements and suggestive material); 2 hours, 3 minutes.
With the Golden Globe awards finished for another year and the Oscar nominees just announced, there are probably quite a few movies you want to see. Have you checked our catalog to see if we have them? Our movies are behind the Circulation desk and we have tons of great DVDs and Blu-Rays to select from!
If you’d like to read the movie– er, we mean the book that came out before the movie, the odds are high we have that too. There’s also the bonus that everything you read counts towards your Winter Reading Log! Sign up for Winter Reading now and get all the details on the login screen, which you can access from the banner on our homepage. Our theme is books made into movies, so why not read the book and watch the movie? We have plenty of lists and ideas for you, and there are more recommendations on the Winter Reading sign up page.