Films at the Library
THANK YOU to The Friends of The Library for sponsoring FREE International Film events!
THANK YOU to The Friends of The Library for sponsoring FREE International Film events!
Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max’s accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? “Springtime for Hitler.”Directed by Mel Brooks, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. Films are selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll.One hour, 51 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
This film from Israel is about 18 year old Shira. Her dreams are about to come true with her engagement to the love of her life. Unexpectedly, Esther, her sister dies while giving birth to her first child. The pain that overwhelms the family postpones Shira’s promised match. When Shira’s mother finds out that her daughter’s widower may leave the country with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira must choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty. Directed by Rama Burshtein, starring Hadas Yaron and Yiftach Klein. Hebrew. One hour, 30 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Jill Stein is a psychotherapist and mother of two children living in Princeton, New Jersey. Her work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Seattle Review, West Branch, MacGuffin, Pearl, US1 Worksheets, Poets On, Nebraska Review, Rattle and Soujourner among others. She has received three NJ State Council on the Arts Grants for poetry. Steeplechase and her previous chapbook, Cautionary Tales, were published by Finishing Line Press. Ms. Stein is currently on the editorial staff of US 1 Worksheets. For the past ten years, she has experienced increasing mobility problems due to multiple sclerosis and has been incorporating this into her work.
Nancy Scott is the managing editor of U.S.1 Worksheets, the journal of the U.S.1 Poets’ Cooperative in New Jersey. She is also the author of six
collections of poetry: Down to the Quick; One Stands Guard, One Sleeps; A Siege of Raptors; Detours & Diversions; On Location (ekphrastic poems);and her most recent, Midwestern Memories.
The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier’s fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is always dreaming up new ways to get rich fast. Times are changing in the west and life is getting tougher, so Butch and Sundance pack their guns and head down to Bolivia. Never mind that they don’t speak Spanish – they’ll manage. A winner of four Academy Awards, here is a thoroughly enjoyable blend of fact and fancy done with true affection for a bygone era and featuring the two flashiest, friendliest, funniest outlaws who ever called out “handsup!” Directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Films are selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Rated PG.
One hour, 48 minutes
Octogenarians Georges and Anne are retired music teachers whose daughter lives abroad with her family. When Anne suffers a stroke and is left paralyzed on one side of her body, the couple’s abiding love for each other is put to the test. Directed by Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. French. Two hours, 7 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
A bored small-town girl and a small-time bank robber leave in their wake a string of violent robberies and newspaper headlines that catch the imagination of the Depression-struck Mid-West in this take on the legendary crime spree of these archetypal lovers on the run. Directed by Arthur Penn, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. One hour 30 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Raconteur Radio presents The Wizard of Oz with all its magical and musical powers in tact! A talented cast will fly you back to Oz! Starring Danielle Illario as fearless farm girl Dorothy Gale! Also with Jane Hardy, Michael Jarmus, Laurence Mintz, and Alex Dawson. For over a century, Frank Baum’s timeless tale of a magical land beyond the rain has given faithful service to the Young and Young at Heart; Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion. To those of you who have been faithful to it in return, we dedicate this performance. Theatrical lighting! Vintage commercials! Hundreds of sound effects! Plus a special live rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Danielle Illario. Run time 55 min.This is a performance for the whole family.The Play is a true tribute to the 1939 film starring Judy Garland!
This Hunger Games sequel in the saga continues with a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall. Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell’s tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors — guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan. Rated PG-13. One hour, 34 minutes.
Admin Jaafari (Ali Suliman), an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society, has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife Sihem (Evgenia Dodena), who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of his innocence, Admin abandons the relative security of his adopted homeland and searches for the truth about her life and death, uncovering a startling secret. Directed by Ziad Doueiri, starring Ali Suliman and Evgenia Dodena. In Arabicand Hebrew. One hour, 35 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts! Social time begins at 6:30 PM and official meeting starts at 7:00PM.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 finds Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) invited to join the Live Corp Company, and use his gift for invention for the good of mankind. Just as Flint prepares to go to work for his hero Chester V (Will Forte), however, the young genius learns that his water-to-food machine is not only still functional, but it’s also started cross-breeding animals with food. Saving the world from these rampaging monstrosities won’t be easy, but if anyone is up to the task, it’s Flint and company. Rated PG. 1 hour, 34 minutes.
In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button — and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove’s jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances have kept the film fresh and entertaining. Selected and introduced by Dr. Robert Knoll. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. One hour, 54 minutes.
Hud Bannon represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud’s nephew Lon admires Hud’s cheating ways, though he soon becomes aware of Hud’s reckless amorality. He’s a cheat, but, he explains, “I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner.” Directed by Martin Ritt, starring Paul Newman and Patricia Neal. Film selection and discussion with Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. One hour, 52 minutes.
ollywood legends Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn light up the screen in this stylish thriller. Regina finds herself pursued through the streets of Paris by several men in search of the fortune that her murdered husband stole from them. As her world becomes entangled with suspense, murder and plots twists, she finds herself leaning on a suave, charming stranger whose motives are unclear. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert Knoll. Directed by Stanley Donen, starring Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Coburn. One hour, 54 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
This fantasy adventure follows the son of Poseidon and his friends as they embarkon a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising. Rated PG. 106 minutes. Based on the popular Rick Riordan novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters.
Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one. As Arik begins to learn the mysteries of the human heart through his work with Yankele, he falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni’s cousin. The disparate parts of Arik’s life collide in unexpected, often funny and very moving ways as he lives through a summer that changes him forever. Avi Nesher’s latest film mixes comedy with drama as it tells a coming-of-age story unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Directed by Avi Nesher, starring Adin Miller and Maya Dayan. Israel (Hebrew) 1 hr., 52 min.
A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists and turned into a political assassin, but another prisoner may know how to save him. Angela Lansbury gives an outstanding performance as his mother. Directed by John Frankenheimer and also starring Frank Sinatra. Fans of the new HBO series, Homeland, might especially enjoy this political thriller. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Two hours, 6 minutes.
This Animated, action comedy shows us how a freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. Rated PG. 96 minutes.
Four smart, gutsy young women become unlikely stars in the most unlikely of places, with the most unlikely of allies, in THE SAPPHIRES. Set in 1968, the film follows Gail, Cynthia, Julie and Kay as they seize a risky, but irresistible, chance to launch a professional career singing for U.S. troops in Vietnam. Under the guidance of an R&B-loving Irish musician, Dave Lovelace, the girls transform themselves into a sizzling soul act and set out to make a name for themselves hundreds of miles from home. Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a celebration of music, family and self-discovery. Directed by Wayne Blair, starring Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy.. Australian (English) 1 hr., 43 min.
Orphans Flora and Miles’ new governess mistakes their strange behavior for precociousness, but she soon comes to believe that the charming children are possessed by evil, malicious spirits. With its sinister cinematic effects, and shocking conclusion, “The Innocents” creates an eerie spine-chilling mood right from the start. Directed by Jack Clayton, starring Deborah Kerr and Michael Redgrave. One hour, 40 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
This animated, action comedy, follows Monsters Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends. Rated G.104 minutes.
Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. When Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father, Simin returns to her parents’ home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife’s absence, he hopes that his life will return to normal. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage. Directed by Asghar Farhad, starring Payman Maadi & Leila Hatami.
Iranian (Farsi) 2 hr., 3 min.
This is the classic romantic comedy about a beautiful yet vulnerable small town girl who leaves the boonies to live the wild life in New York City, hobnobbing among the city’s elite. Directed by Blake Edwards, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. One hour, 50 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.