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September 2014 Events

 
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red star for teens eventAnime and Manga Club for Teens

Manga and Anime Fun
Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:00 pm

Enjoy everything to do with Anime and Manga! watch anime, read manga, discuss and do crafts!


Klute

green star for adult eventKlute (1971)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:30 pm

Six months after his best friend has unaccountably disappeared and nobody official has been able to find him, John Klute, a small town cop, sets out for New York City. He questions Bree Daniels, a call girl to whom the missing man has allegedly written obscene letters and who holds the only possible clues to his disappearance. Directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert knoll. One hour, 54 minutes. Rated R. ** Recommended for adults only.


The Fault in Our Stars movie

red star for teens eventThe Fault In Our Stars

After School Teen Movie
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 3:00 pm

Watch the hit new movie based on the bestselling teen novel and be sure to bring tissues!


The Past movie

green star for adult eventThe Past (2013)

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 pm

The Past is a 2013 French-Italian-Iranian drama directed by Asghar Farhadi. It was nominated for the Palmi d’Or award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Coming back to finalize his divorce procedure, Ahmad, an Iranian man, arrives in France after four years to meet his (soon-to-be) ex-wife Marie and her daughters from her previous marriage. She is in a relationship with an Arab man named Samir who has a son and whose wife is in a coma. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


October 2014 Events

 
Chinatown

green star for adult eventChinatown (1974)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

A private detective, Jake Gittes, hired to investigate an adultery case, stumbles on the plot of a murder involving incest and the privatization of water.If he doesn’t drop the case at once he faces legal action, but he pursues it anyway, slowly uncovering a vast conspiracy. Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert Knoll. Two hours, 11 minutes. Rated R. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


November 2014 Events

 
How to Train Your Dragon

purple star for childrens eventHow To Train Your Dragon (2010)

Holiday Break Film Series
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 1:00 pm

In this animated adventure, a hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. Rated PG. One hour, 38 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Day after Kristallnacht

green star for adult eventMemories of Kristallnacht – More Than Broken Glass

Selected and Introduced by Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 pm

This documentary film combines photographs and first hand interviews with witnesses of the Night of Broken Glass on the eve of November 9, 1938. Rabbi Dr. Bernard H. Rosenberg, author of The Holocaust As Seen Through Film will introduce and lead a discussion about the film. Rabbi Rosenberg is the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth-El of Edison.


The Candidate

green star for adult eventThe Candidate (1972)

Films in the Seventies: Hollywood's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:30 pm

Californian lawyer Bill McKay fights for the little man. His charisma and integrity get him noticed by the Democratic Party machine and he is persuaded to run for the Senate against an apparently unassailable incumbent. It’s agreed he can handle it his own way, on his own terms. But once he’s in the race and his prospects begin to improve, the deal starts to change. Directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle. One hour, 45 minutes. Rated PG. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert Knoll. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


December 2014 Events

 
Three Days of the Condor

green star for adult eventThree Days of Condor (1975)

Films in the Seventies: Holly's Second Golden Age
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:30 pm

Robert Redford stars as CIA Agent Joe Turner. Code name: Condor. When his entire office is massacred, Turner goes on the run from his enemies. After reporting the murders to his superiors, the organization wants to bring Condor in – but somebody is trying to take him out. In his frantic hunt for answers, and in a desperate run for his life, every twist leads Condor to the end of his nerves… and will take you to the edge of your seat. Directed by Sydney Pollack, Starring Robert Redford and Fay Dunaway. Films and discussion hosted by Dr. Robert Knoll. One hour, 54 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Past Films

August 2014 Events

 
Wadjda

green star for adult eventWadjda

The Friends of th Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 6:30 pm

Wadjda is not only the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, it is the first feature length film made by a female Saudi director, Haifaa al-Moansaur. An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Arabic (Saudi Arabia) Rated PG. One hour, 38 minutes.


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green star for adult eventCaesar Must Die

The Friends of the Library International Film Series
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:30 pm

This Italian film melds narrative and documentary in a powerful drama-within-a-drama. Caesar Must Die follows the inmates in Rebibbia Prison in Italy as they audition and rehearse for the artistic challenge of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. One hour, 16 minutes.

Meet the Robinsons movie

purple star for childrens eventMeet the Robinsons

Schools Out for Summer Film Series
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 2:00 pm

Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. The wonderfully wacky Robinson family helps him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself. Rated PG. One hour, 35 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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green star for adult eventThe Hunt

The Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 6:30 pm

Lucas is a Kindergarten teacher who takes great care of his students. Unfortunately for him, young Klara has a run-away imagination and concocts a lie about her teacher. Before Lucas is even able to understand the consequences, he has become the outcast of the town. The hunt is on to prove his innocence before it’s taken from him for good. One hour, 55 minutes. Danish. Rated R.


July 2014 Events

 
barbara

green star for adult eventBarbara

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30 pm

Set in 1980, the German film centers on a doctor (Nina Hoss) exiled to a small town from East Berlin as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany). Planning to flee, Barbara remains icy and withdrawn around her colleagues. Masterfully controlled and totally absorbing, this Cold War thriller expertly details the costs of telling and withholding the truth. German. Rated PG-13. One hour, 45 minutes.


Philomena

green star for adult eventPhilomena

Friends of the Library International Film Festival
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 6:30 pm

Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan (who also co-wrote the screenplay), the British film tells the story of Philomena Lee (Dench), an Irish woman seeking the illegitimate son she was forced to put up for adoption and the world-weary journalist that picks up her story. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son’s fate. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 39 minutes.

The Lego Movie

purple star for childrens eventThe Lego Movie

Schools Out for Summer Film Series
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 2:00 pm

Emmet, an ordinary, rule-following, average LEGO mini-figure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and key to saving the world. Suddenly, Emmet is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey he is hopelessly and hilariously unprepared!
Rated G. One hour, 40 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


son of the bride

green star for adult eventSon of the Bride

Summer Foreign Film Festival
Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:30 pm

This heartwarming story of love and celebration of life from Argentina, tells the story of Rafeal’s world and the unexpected events that happen to make him re-evaluate everything that happened before. With the help of a childhood friend, he is able to restructure his past and appreciate the little details! Spanish Rated-R. one hour, 39 minutes.


June 2014 Events

 
Monsters vs. Aliens

purple star for childrens eventMonsters Vs. Aliens

Schools Out for Summer Movie Celebration
Monday, June 23, 2014, 1:30 pm

A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth. Animated action adventure with the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, and Stephen Colbert. Rated PG. 94 minutes.


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

green star for adult eventButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Time of Transition: Film in the 1960s
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 6:30 pm

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.


May 2014 Events

 
poetry

green star for adult eventTwo Poets: Nancy Scott and Jill Stein

Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 7:30 pm

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.


Fill the Void

green star for adult eventFill the Void (2012)

International Film Festival
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6:30 pm

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.


The Producers

green star for adult eventThe Producers (1968)

Time of Transition: Film in the 1960s
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 6:30 pm

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.


April 2014 Events

 
frozen movie

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventFrozen (2013)

After School Movie Fest
Friday, April 11, 2014, 1:15 pm

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


Amour

green star for adult eventAmour (2012)

International Film Festival
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 6:30 pm

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.


Bonnie and Clyde

green star for adult eventBonnie and Clyde (1967)

Time of Transition: Film in the 1960s
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 6:30 pm

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.


March 2014 Events

 
Gatsby and Daisy

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventThe Wizard of Oz – Radio Play

Live Radio Play
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00 pm

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!


Hunger Games - Catching Fire 2 film movie

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventThe Hunger Games – Catching Fire (2013)

After School Movie Fest
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 3:15 pm

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.


The Attack film

green star for adult eventThe Attack (2012)

International Film Festival
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 pm

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.


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 film movie

red star for teens eventpurple star for childrens eventCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

After School Movie Fest
Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:15 pm

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.