This month’s free movies are Gone Girl (February 6) and Boyhood (February 20).

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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.

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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.

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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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March 6, 2-4 pm.

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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.

March 20, 2-4 pm.

 

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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.

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As usual, a lot is happening here this month!  Our Winter Reading programs kick off on January 15 (keep an eye out for updates).  It’s a great way to kick off our 2015 Read Harder Challenge as well (flyers at Circulation and Reference).

Always check our Adult and Children’s calendars for our complete lineup of great events!

Crochet for Beginners is every Sunday at 1:30 PM, please come to all four sessions and you must provide your own materials.

Beginner Yoga and Adult Chess are Monday nights

Franklin Park has a Crafting Circle every Wednesday, but times vary so check ahead.

Open Mic is January 8 at 6:30

Jewelry: Old is New is being held January 12 and 26 at 6:45 pm.  You can only sign up for one class!

January 23 we will be showing Get On Upa film about James Brown.  Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.  138 minutes; Rated PG-13 (for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations)

There’s more of course, like computer classes and children’s programs, or leaning how to knock out clutter.   Check out our calendars for all our info! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all our updates and news.

Are you ready to see some free movies?  Next are Edge of Tomorrow (Oct. 24) and Being Again (Nov. 7).

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Tomorrow, Friday October 24, we are showing Edge of Tomorrow at 2 pm in the Community Room.

The epic action of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material; 113 minutes.

Registration is requested.

 

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On Friday, November 7, we are showing Begin Again at 2 pm in the Community Room.

Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually trans-formative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

Rated R for language; 104 minutes.

Registration is requested.

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